The summer is sizzling for one lucky Mega Millions player after a single ticket, sold in IL, matched all six numbers drawn Friday night.
The triumphant ticket was purchased in Palos Heights, Illinois, as indicated by lottery authorities.
The estimated jackpot for the drawing is $393 million.
The 393 million dollar jackpot is the fifth largest prize in the game's history. One, sold in Washington, included the optional Megaplier to win $5 million after the 5x Megaplier was drawn; the others were sold in California and Ohio.
The Powerball jackpot is still growing, and will be drawn on Saturday, August 11th. The victor will also get to take home cash amounting to $224 million.
I don't typically play Powerball, but whenever the jackpots get super high I (like everyone else on the planet) head to the store to grab a ticket or two.
The jackpot had been rolling since April 28, the last time someone hit the jackpot. He won $61 million.
The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 259 million.
The chances of winning either amusement are outrageous - one of every 292 million for Powerball, and one of every 259 million for Mega Millions.