CHICAGO, July 21, 2023 – Illinois Lottery players still have another shot at becoming an uber millionaire this weekend.

The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing is a staggering $720 million - the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.

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Last July, a single lottery ticket sold at a Speedway convenience store in Des Plaines, Illinois matched all six numbers - making two lucky Illinois players the winners of the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That jackpot was the largest lottery prize ever won in Illinois, and at the time, the third largest lottery prize ever won in the U.S.

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Another huge jackpot is up for grabs this weekend. The Lotto jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing has swelled to $19.85 million - the largest Lotto jackpot of the year and the second largest in nearly five years.

With over 7,000 Illinois Lottery retailers across the State, lottery players can conveniently pick up a ticket at their local store - or they can login to the Illinois Lottery website or app and purchase a ticket online.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 each, and players can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday 10:00 p.m. (CT).

Lotto is an Illinois-only jackpot game that is played three times a week on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Each play costs $2 and players can add Extra Shot for an additional $1 for a chance to increase non-jackpot winnings.

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