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Players have the chance to win an estimated $530 million jackpot in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing. It is the seventh-largest jackpot in the game’s history.

The winning numbers from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing were 25, 37, 46, 48 and 68, and the Mega Ball number was 25. While there was no jackpot winner in Tuesday night’s drawing, more than 49,000 prizes, ranging from $2 to $20,000, were won by Illinois Lottery players, totaling more than $231,000.

Illinois residents, 18 and older, can purchase Mega Millions and all of the Illinois Lottery’s draw-based game tickets by using the Illinois Lottery’s mobile app. The free app is available for download on iOS and Android devices and offers any Illinois adult the chance to purchase lottery tickets on their smartphone. Players can also purchase their tickets online at and at more than 7,200 retailers statewide.


  • Current jackpot is $530 million; cash option of $343.9 million
  • Jackpots start at $40 million
  • Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:302,575,350
  • Drawings are at 10 p.m. (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorial funds and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at Players must be at least 18 years old.

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