Forty workers from Milford Town Hall all went in together to buy tickets. They got five numbers right, but they were the wrong five numbers.
The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday.
The numbers for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot were drawn Tuesday night. Now, the country waits to see if there’s a winner of the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Sales of Mega Millions tickets were booming Tuesday, pushing the jackpot to $636 million for tonight’s drawing.
Obviously, that is far too much money to spend on oneself, even if you’re a major-league hedonist. So the focus will be on how to help others with it.
One of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher Saturday after no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $425 million top Mega Millions prize.
Superstition didn’t deter players hoping that Friday the 13th would bring them good luck in the recently revamped Mega Millions game, as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot from $400 million to $425 million.
A West Yarmouth man is $1 million richer having missed Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot by just one number.
The previous Powerball record was $587.5 million in 2012.
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing was increased to a record $500 million Tuesday because of soaring ticket sales.