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2 winning tickets in $400M Mega Millions jackpot

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:13 p.m. HST, Mar 18, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa » Two winning tickets will split the estimated $400 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

Lottery officials said early Wednesday a ticket purchased in Maryland and another in Florida match all six numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing.

The winning numbers are: 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51 with a Mega Ball of 7.

Information about the winners and the specific locations where the lucky tickets were purchased wasn't immediately available.

The jackpot is the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, with a lump-sum option of $224 million.

Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots by lowering the odds of winning the top prize.

Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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sailfish1 wrote:
"Information about the winners and the specific locations where the lucky tickets were purchased wasn't immediately available" - I can assure you the winner did not buy the ticket in Hawaii where people are not responsible enough to control themselves in the buying of lottery tickets.
on March 18,2014 | 10:45PM
serious wrote:
On Google: Florida gets so much revenue from the lottery and pull tabs they don't know what to do with it. We need it here--wait until be get the rail bills!!!
on March 19,2014 | 04:42AM
BuhByeAloha wrote:
What do you mean "wait until we get the rail bills", we've been taxed for a few years now on the "rail to nowhere" And it will get much worse.
on March 19,2014 | 05:05AM
serious wrote:
Oh, I agree. According to Google, Hawaiian people spend over a Billion Dollars a year flying to and spending in Las Vegas--we could use this $$$ here.
on March 19,2014 | 06:22AM
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