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2 lottery tickets split $333M Mega Millions jackpot

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There will be no worldwide lottery jackpot record this time.

Two tickets have split last night's $333 million Mega Millions jackpot, one on each coast of the United States.

The winning tickets, which are now worth an estimated $166.5 million each, were purchased in San Gabriel, Calif., and the Bronx, New York.

The winning numbers were: 1, 17, 31, 37 and 54 with the Mega Ball 31.  The Texas Megaplier was 4.

Also, 34 lucky players came very close to winning it all, macthing the first 5 numbers for a $250,000 prize: 6 from California, 3 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Massachusetts, 2 from Michigan, 6 from New Jersey, 7 from New York, 2 from Ohio, 4 from Texas, and 1 from Washington.

The six California second-prize tickets will receive $220,778 each, because California's pari-mutuel payout system splits the available prize money by the number of winners.  The fewer winners, the greater the prize.

210 players matched four of five numbers plus the Mega Ball to net a prize of $10,000.  22 of those third-prize winners were from California and will take home $16,421 each.

The jackpot for the next Mega Millions drawing, on Tuesday night, resets to $12 million.

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Posted: August 29, 2009, 9:20 am - IP Logged

I'm glad it's split - more wealth to spread around - and on the two coasts too!

VA didn't even get 4 out of 5 numbers. Oh, well.

Congrats to the winners! May you collect anonymously and enjoy a great life!

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    Posted: August 29, 2009, 9:31 am - IP Logged

    god bless all the mega winners

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      newberry,s.c.
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      Posted: August 29, 2009, 9:55 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to all the winners large and small,hate that my ticket wasn't one of them;better luck next time.lolCrying

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        Posted: August 29, 2009, 9:57 am - IP Logged

         

        Rant  I hope california falls in the pacific ocean  sooon !!!

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          Posted: August 29, 2009, 10:01 am - IP Logged

          Why is New York always hitting the Mega Millions Jackpot?

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            Posted: August 29, 2009, 10:06 am - IP Logged

            Its not always. Only two times this year

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              Posted: August 29, 2009, 10:34 am - IP Logged

              California has 4 this year. And to the person that says they hope California falls into the ocean, which state do you think is one of the biggest contributors to the increasing jackpots of the Mega Millions?

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                Posted: August 29, 2009, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                Why is New York always hitting the Mega Millions Jackpot?

                Don't take it personal, it just business.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Monkey Butt, USA
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                  Posted: August 29, 2009, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                  Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party PartyParty Party  Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party  Party

                   

                  CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO WON ON THE MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING LAST NIGHT. FROM THE $333 MILLION TO THE $2 WINNER. YOU WON!!!!!

                  I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE JACKPOT WINNERS ON THE LOTTERY CHANGED MY LIFE SHOW IN THE FUTURE.

                  TO THOSE OF US WHO DID NOT WIN, THERE IS ALWAYS THE NEXT DRAWING, AND THE NEXT DRAWING, AND THE NEXT DRAWING, AND THE NEXT, AND THE NEXT, AND THE NEXT, AND THE ..........................

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                    Posted: August 29, 2009, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                    California has 4 this year. And to the person that says they hope California falls into the ocean, which state do you think is one of the biggest contributors to the increasing jackpots of the Mega Millions?

                    According to Lottoreport New York bought the most tickets at $28,732,216 but California was a close second with $24,084,874 in sales.  New Jersey was third with $19,576,676 in sales.  These states were responsible for almost half of the $156M in MegaMillions ticket sales and they were only 3 of the 12 states selling tickets..

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: August 29, 2009, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                      2+0 this drawing....I guess I'm getting better (17 & 54).

                       

                      I have family in the Bronx....hope it was one of them. Then again, I'd be one of those who haven't spoken to them in years....I'd probably just leave them alone.

                       

                      Congratulations to all, and hopefully we'll (I'll) win the next one.

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                        Posted: August 29, 2009, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulations to the (2) two winners.

                                        It was a nice run.....!

                                                                     

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                          Posted: August 29, 2009, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                          According to Lottoreport New York bought the most tickets at $28,732,216 but California was a close second with $24,084,874 in sales.  New Jersey was third with $19,576,676 in sales.  These states were responsible for almost half of the $156M in MegaMillions ticket sales and they were only 3 of the 12 states selling tickets..

                          Date Jackpot
                          (Millions)
                          Total SalesCalifornia
                          Population

                          36,756,666
                          Georgia
                          Population

                          9,685,744
                          Illinois
                          Population

                          12,901,563

                          Maryland
                          Population
                          5,633,597

                          Massachusetts
                          Population

                          6,497,967

                          Michigan
                          Population

                          10,003,422

                          New Jersey
                          Population

                          8,682,661
                          New York
                          Population
                          19,490,297
                          Ohio
                          Population

                          11,485,910
                          Texas
                          Population
                          24,326,974
                          Virginia
                          Population

                          7,769,089
                          Washington
                          Population

                          6,549,224
                          09/01/09$12$$$$$$$$$$$$$
                          08/28/09$325 $333Est
                          $155,945,116
                          $24,084,874$10,779,940$11,806,193$5,916,777$7,213,624$12,046,863$19,576,676$28,732,216$12,372,895$11,634,980$8,118,857$3,661,221

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                            Posted: August 29, 2009, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                            Don't take it personal, it just business.

                            LOL Awesome reply, Godfather!

                             

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