The two other Mega Millions jackpots won this year were awarded to a California man, who won $191 million, and Texan Eliberto Cantu in Arkansas with $177 million. It's fifth largest in Mega Millions history. The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and the Mega Ball was 6.
The restaurant, located at 12658 S. Harlem Ave., will receive a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, which was a Quick Pick.
The ticket was sold at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights, Ill. Of these, the winning ticket from Washington also included the optional Megaplier which costs an extra $1 over and above the $2 ticket price. Collectively, that's a grand total worth well over $700 million dollars.
A record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was shared in January 2016 by ticket holders in California, Florida and Tennessee. The jackpot started April 28 and rolled over 30 times.
The jackpot will reset to $15 million for the next drawing on Tuesday. The odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 292 million. A Texas man named Eliberto Cantu, who won $177 million from a ticket he purchased in Arkansas, was the other jackpot victor this year. It stands at $356 million after no one had the winning numbers Wednesday night.