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2 winning Mega Millions tickets sold in Florida, Maryland to split $414M jackpot

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Update 1:  Winning ticket locations and other details

Update 2:  Final jackpot numbers released, story updated

Winning tickets in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot of $414 million, the third largest in its history, were sold in Florida and Maryland, state lottery officials said.

The final lump-sum cash value of the jackpot is $230.9 million.

After the final jackpot totals were counted, the annuity jackpot of $414 million remained the 7th-largest United States jackpot of all time, but the cash value jumped up one place on the list to the 8th-largest cash value in history.

The Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday night were 11, 19, 24, 33, and 51, with Mega Ball number 7.

The jackpot grew after no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing.

Florida lottery officials say their winning ticket was sold at a Sunoco convenience store in Merritt Island on the Space Coast. That winner has 180 days to come forward, and state lotto officials will release his or her name and city of residence.

Maryland lottery officials say their winning ticket was sold at Lady Liquor in La Plata, south of Washington. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize and can do so anonymously.

Both retailers receive $100,000 commissions for selling the winning tickets.

The record U.S. jackpot of $656 million was in a March 2012 Mega Millions drawing. In December 2013, lucky ticket holders struck the second largest Mega Millions jackpot of $648 million.

The game is offered in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In December, a winner in Northern California split a $648 million jackpot (the second largest in game history) with a winner in Atlanta.

The store where a winning ticket is sold can receive up to $1 million in winnings, depending on the size of the jackpot, virtually assuring that whoever sells the winning ticket on Tuesday will get a seven-figure bonus of their own.

The largest lottery jackpot ever was a Mega Millions drawing in 2012 for $656 million. That prize was split among winners in three states.

Orlando Sentinel, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: March 19, 2014, 4:05 am - IP Logged

Boooooooooooooo I had two numbers and the Mega Ball.    Kind of dissapointed as the numbers I play really matched up well tonight as my highest number is 33.   That's life, maybe next time.

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    Posted: March 19, 2014, 4:30 am - IP Logged
    congratulations to the winners Drum

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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      Posted: March 19, 2014, 6:05 am - IP Logged

      Parties over everyone, go home! Florida and Maryland had to go ruin it for the rest of us..........

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        Posted: March 19, 2014, 6:34 am - IP Logged

        Parties over everyone, go home! Florida and Maryland had to go ruin it for the rest of us..........

        whine 1-1 whats the emergency ???

         

        Waaaaabulance

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          Posted: March 19, 2014, 6:51 am - IP Logged

          whine 1-1 whats the emergency ???

           

          Waaaaabulance

          ROFL

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            Why does it always become way too easy to win when jackpots hit the $400 million mark?

            I'm convinced there will never be a billion $ jackpot ever.

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              Why does it always become way too easy to win when jackpots hit the $400 million mark?

              I'm convinced there will never be a billion $ jackpot ever.

              the higher the jackpot gets the more people will play and spend more than usually some people who never played before will buy a ticket when the pot gets big.

              Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                             I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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                Posted: March 19, 2014, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                No congrats either, F them both!

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                  Posted: March 19, 2014, 7:23 am - IP Logged

                  Parties over everyone, go home! Florida and Maryland had to go ruin it for the rest of us..........

                   

                   

                  However for 2 lucky ticket holders, the party is just beginning.Guitar

                   

                  FL winner atfer max fed rate will have 67,889,600 million ish.

                  the Maryland: 8.75% State Tax , if they live in the state. OH. so there total will be  61,949,260 million ish.  for them, give or take a few million demands on how you account the state tax credit to federal tax etc.

                  sup

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                    Posted: March 19, 2014, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                    Hearsetrax  you must of confused my sarcasm for whining....
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                      Posted: March 19, 2014, 7:43 am - IP Logged

                      Great news to  read that someone in Florida and Maryland won the big prize. The California - NY winning streak has been broken. It was about time! 

                      I was joking that Fondulac Wisconsiin has not had a big winner in years. 

                       

                      Party

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                        Posted: March 19, 2014, 7:46 am - IP Logged

                        whine 1-1 whats the emergency ???

                         

                        Waaaaabulance

                        Hurry! Call one for jjthe prince!

                        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                          Posted: March 19, 2014, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulation to the winners.....

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                            Posted: March 19, 2014, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                            Congrats to the winner in the Free State of Florida

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