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3 lottery players share $225M Mega Millions jackpot

May 2, 2009, 10:14 am

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Three players, in California, Ohio and Virginia, will share the $225 million jackpot from the latest Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing, taking about $75 million apiece.

The next Mega Millions drawing, Tuesday night, will feature a jackpot of $12 million.

In addition to the grand prize winners from Friday night's drawing, 21 players, won second prizes of $250,000 apiece: 2 from California, 4 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 3 from New Jersey, 9 from New York, and 2 from Texas.  The second-prize winners matched all 5 regular lotto numbers from the draw, but not the Mega Ball number.

Unlike the winners in the other eleven states, the two California second-prize winners will receive $286,354 each.  The discrepancy in the prize amount is due to California's pari-mutuel prize system that awards prizes based on the actual sales and number of winners.  The other Mega Millions states use fixed prize amounts for all non-jackpot prizes.

Another 96 players won third prizes of $10,000 apiece by matching 4 of the first 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball number.  15 of those winners were from California and will receive $10,412 instead of the fixed $10,000 prize awarded in the other eleven states.

The winning numbers draw Friday night were 9, 16, 24, 40, and 43, and the Mega Ball was 35.

The Texas Megaplier was 4.

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Ohio does it again!  Congrats to all the big winners.

 

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    DelmarvaChick's avatar - wallace
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    Sadly it was not me. Ohio does seem to win a lot, at least i'm living in the right state..just need to buy the numbers at the right time..lol. Congradulations to the winner(s)!

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      Congrats to them! It's nice to read that more then one person won the jackpot. It gives mulitiple people the chance to experience a big win.

      "twitter - youtube - steam - tumblr"

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        Congrats to them! It's nice to read that more then one person won the jackpot. It gives mulitiple people the chance to experience a big win.

        US FlagHAPPY SATURDAY.........5/2/2009

        I Concurr with all the sentiment......Especially for my "kindred Spirit"  here in the GREAT STATE OF MARYLAND, which just happens to be one of the GREAT ORIGINAL COLONIES.....;...) GO MARYLAND.....LETS KEEP IT REAL AND DO IT AGAIN...:.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Just go to show we MARYLANDERS ARE GETTING HOT!!!!!!!!!..............;...)

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          Congratulations to all the winners, WTG, good for them!!!!!  Party

          Have fun and the best of luck to everyone! Sun Smiley

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            Wonderful news. Now let's built up the jackpot again.

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              Congratulations to them Cheers

              "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."
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                I was not meant to win. Massachusetts is very unlucky in megamillions so I was not motivated to play.

                This is what I did. I wrote down 10 sets of numbers on a piece of paper and kept the $10  I would have spent if I had bought the 10 tickets.

                End results? 

                I did not hit even a megaball so I would have lost $10!! I'll use the money to buy pizza tonight. Hurray!

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                  Espanola NM
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                  I was not meant to win. Massachusetts is very unlucky in megamillions so I was not motivated to play.

                  This is what I did. I wrote down 10 sets of numbers on a piece of paper and kept the $10  I would have spent if I had bought the 10 tickets.

                  End results? 

                  I did not hit even a megaball so I would have lost $10!! I'll use the money to buy pizza tonight. Hurray!

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                  That's is smart that you kept the $10.

                  What would you have done if one of the set of numbers was the jackpot and instead of playing them you didn't?

                   

                  If that was me....I would have probably cried.   Although hindsight is hindsight


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                    Congrats to the lucky winners.

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                      Katy, Tx
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                      Way to Go Virginia Winner its about time!!!!

                      Glad someone from home state won!!

                      PartyJoey

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                        I was not meant to win. Massachusetts is very unlucky in megamillions so I was not motivated to play.

                        This is what I did. I wrote down 10 sets of numbers on a piece of paper and kept the $10  I would have spent if I had bought the 10 tickets.

                        End results? 

                        I did not hit even a megaball so I would have lost $10!! I'll use the money to buy pizza tonight. Hurray!

                        Smile

                        I know what you mean!  Kansas isn't very lucky either.  (powerball I mean)

                        But I know I'll be the one that has the burden of changing that.  ;)  lol

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                          Congratulation to them lucky players. I wish I win the next jackpot which ibelieve will be hit at 29 mill

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                             Ugh, I never needed that much money anyway. I can be happy with six to seven mil after tax.