SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Lotto jackpot for Monday night's drawing is now at $16.8 million.
Monday's drawing will be the largest jackpot this year and the second largest in nearly five years. The previous record-making Lotto jackpot was in December 2018 and was worth $22.5 million.
It was won at a Shell gas station in Prospect Heights.
Illinois lottery officials say nearly four million winning Lotto tickets have been sold this year, netting players over $14.6 million in prizes.
Lotto is an Illinois-only game and is played three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
For more information, go to IllinoisLottery.com.