2 Winners In $636 Million Mega Millions Drawing
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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Two winning tickets were sold in the $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.
Mega Millions Executive Director Paula Otto says the lucky Georgia ticket in Tuesday’s drawing was sold at a Gateway Newsstand in the affluent Buckhead area.
Owner Young Soolee grinned as she arrived Wednesday morning at the shop, off the beaten path to the public and frequented by workers from the Alliance Center office building.
The California ticket was sold at Jennifer’s Gift Shop in San Jose.
The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball 7.
The winners can choose to be paid over time or in a cash lump sum, Otto said. Based on the $636 million figure, the winners would receive $318 million each over time or $170 million each in cash.
The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
Massachusetts State Lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan told WBZ-TV 20 tickets matched 5 numbers for a $1 million prize, but none were sold in Massachusetts.
Thirteen tickets in Massachusetts matched four numbers and the Mega Ball, so those buyers each won $5,000.
Mega Millions sales for Tuesday in Massachusetts were $6,414,625, “which was a great number for our retailers especially considering the weather,” Bresnahan said.
The $636 million jackpot started its ascent Oct. 4.
22 drawings came and went without winners.
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