$2 Million Mega Millions Prize Won Online
CHICAGO—If you bought a Mega Millions ticket through the Illinois Lottery app, you may want to check your emails! In the Friday, June 26 Mega Millions drawing, one lucky app player won a $2 million Mega Millions prize.
The winning Mega Millions ticket matched five numbers – 19 - 33 - 37 - 56 - 57 – and doubled the prize with the 2x Megaplier.
Although stay-at-home orders are lifting throughout the state, online play remains a popular choice by Illinois Lottery players. In addition to the $2 million online winner, another lucky player won a $10,000 prize purchased at SMR Mart in Watseka.
Nearly 3,000 other online players took home a total of over $14,000 in prizes in this drawing. In all, more than 15,000 other prizes, ranging from $2 to $10,000 were won in this Mega Millions drawing in Illinois.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now at an estimated $83 million, with a cash option of $65.5 million. Mega Millions is played twice a week - on Tuesday and Friday. The next prize draw is at 10 p.m. (CT) on Friday, July 10.
Illinois residents who are 18 and older can purchase Mega Millions tickets on the Illinois Lottery mobile app and online on the Illinois Lottery website. The Illinois Lottery encourages players to mail in claims by registered mail; to learn more about claiming by mail please visit https://www.illinoislottery.com/winning/when-you-win.
About the Illinois Lottery:
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $21 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 homelessness prevention, Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials 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 illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.