WBBM Newsradio/Terry Keshner

Winning Mega Millions Numbers Drawn

October 12, 2018 - 4:06 pm

Update: The winning numbers drawn Friday evening were: 4, 24, 46, 61 and 70; the Mega Ball number was 7.

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- With the current Mega Millions jackpot at an estimated $548 million, the Illinois Lottery handed out 548 free tickets Friday morning at a lottery retailer located at 140 South Dearborn.

Chicagoan Jeff Lazuka lined up for a free ticket.

If he won, he said he’d use proceeds “to pay off loans and what-not.

He added: “I think that's the best thing you can do is act like you never got it and save it."

Most of the other would-be millionaires told WBBM Newsradio they would buy things like cars and houses and move some place warmer than Chicago.       

Also, many people said they would like to donate money to charity.      

The potential winner could be selected Friday evening.