Palos Heights restaurant sells $393M Mega Millions ticket – Chicago Tribune

One lucky person who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket from Nick’s Barbecue in Palos Heights has won an estimated $393 million.

It was the only ticket in the country to match all six numbers — 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and 06 — during the Friday night drawing. The payout is the largest for the Mega Millions game in Illinois history and the fifth largest in the country, according to Illinois Lottery director Greg Smith, who visited the 12658 S. Harlem Ave. restaurant Saturday morning.

Until Friday, the largest Illinois payout was $265 million from a ticket sold in Naperville in 2015.

“The bar has been raised,” Smith said.

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