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2 winning tickets in $400M Mega Millions jackpot

Two Winning Tickets Sold In $400M Mega Millions Jackpot


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- If you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Florida or Maryland, check your numbers - you may be splitting a $400 million jackpot.

Lottery officials say two tickets purchased in those states matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night.

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

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

Florida lottery officials say their winning ticket was sold at a Sunoco convenience store in Merritt Island. Information about the Maryland ticket wasn't immediately available.

Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots. The game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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den March 19 2014 at 1:07 PM

agreed!! 200 people win !!! that's plenty !!

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SirLeoLa March 19 2014 at 12:41 PM

CONGRADULATIONS !!! I just hope that you'll have the sense to make g;`?& I meant do good with your winnings !!!"BE WISE"~!!! ;-{] r"R"r;a;wWw`.r"R"r,.

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jsinvent March 19 2014 at 8:33 AM

Man, I only missed it by $400 million

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jimjje March 19 2014 at 9:22 AM

Oh well, it wasn't me !

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rademps March 19 2014 at 8:24 AM

Would it make more sense to lower the odds of winning in order to make 400 millionaires instead of having one or two multimillionaires? As Arnold Schwartzenegger (sp?) once said, "Having more money does not make you happier. I have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million."

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gilsailer March 19 2014 at 9:24 AM

Can't win if you don't play that is guarantee...shame that the lotto winners can't get the 14% tax bracket the hedge fund betters get ... Lastly there are smaller winners every drawing but can't debate someone should be conducting oversight of the funds taken in and spent including who's brother uncle cousin is getting the sweetheart contract at over inflated cost. Oh my a function someone in govt can/should do?

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redriders134occ March 19 2014 at 11:17 AM

Amazing!always on the east or west coast they hit big jackpots.Time too say good bye to playing these fixed lotto's

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BillR redriders134occ March 19 2014 at 11:21 AM

More players than podunk areas.

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Drew redriders134occ March 19 2014 at 11:52 AM

yeah Red, amazing never a Michigan winner HEY LOTTERY OFFICIALS WE WANT THE MONEY TOO

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JOEM March 19 2014 at 9:04 AM

ok send me it I will pay $1000 for it

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licuananj1 March 19 2014 at 7:59 AM

The million $$$$ pot is nothing but a pot ( Mary Jean). I have not won a cent since the begiing of this Lotto. Changes of winning is 250,000,000 MILLLION to 1.

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kalico500 March 19 2014 at 4:52 PM

SH*T!!!!!! ONCE AGAIN I DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBERS!!!!!!!
WHEN IS IT MY TURN???????

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dmca909 kalico500 March 19 2014 at 5:31 PM

I believe your turn is scheduled for the second Tuesday of next week.

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bansheemarc kalico500 March 19 2014 at 8:32 PM

Your turn will be in Neveruary.

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