Illinois resident wins Mega Millions jackpot - KMOV.com

Illinois resident wins Mega Millions jackpot

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ILLINOIS (KMOV.com) -

One Illinois resident is waking up a multi-millionaire this morning after winning Friday night's $393 million Mega Millions jackpot. 

The ticket was sold at a barbecue joint in Palos Heights, which is a suburb of Chicago. 

If the owner of the winning ticket chooses the lump sum, they'll walk away with about $247 million before taxes. 

It's the largest  jackpot Mega Millions has had in almost a year, as well as the fifth-largest prize in the game's 15-year history. 

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