The Mega Millions Jackpot has come to an end. Millions are left disappointed but two lucky people and their families are about to have their world changed forever. As of now, two winning tickets have been sold. It has not been disclosed whether a winner has yet to step forward. All I can say is, “Better luck next time, although your chances are still 1 in 176 million.”
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say winning ticket tickets have been sold in California and Georgia for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball: 7.
Paula Otto, the Virginia Lottery’s executive director and the lead director of Mega Millions, said that $336 million in tickets were sold for Tuesday drawing — they had projected $319 million.
California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said Tuesday night that one ticket was sold at Jennifer’s Gift Shop in San Jose, Calif.
The previous odds of winning Mega Millions’ top prize were roughly 1 in 176 million, nearly the same as Powerball, which also has seen a surge in large jackpots since its rules were revamped in January 2012.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Otto didn’t know yet where in Georgia the ticket had been sold.
The jackpot resets to $15 million for the next drawing, which is on Friday night.
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