Ticket Purchased in Illinois Wins Second-Largest Mega Millions Jackpot of Nearly $1.34 Billion

Someone in the state of Illinois is a very rich person. The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history took place Friday night, with the winning ticket bought at a Speedway gas station and convenience store in Des Plaines, Illinois, a 20-mile drive northwest of downtown Chicago. CNN reports a single ticket sold in the Chicago suburb for the whole $1.337 billion. The odds of winning the Mega Millions were a one in 302.5 million.