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3 Tickets Split $70 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: 3 Tickets Split $70 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

Updated: Nov. 12, 2003, 9:19 am EST

Three winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's $70 million Mega Millions drawing.

Two of those tickets in the multistate lottery were purchased in Roswell, Georgia and the third ticket was sold in Portage, Michigan, near Kalamazoo.  Each ticket's annuity value is worth $23,333,333 before taxes.

Georgia and Michigan Lottery officials have not yet said which retailers sold the winning tickets.

Eight tickets had all five numbers but not the Mega Ball for a $175,000 prize.

Thirty-three tickets matched four of the lotto numbers and the Mega Ball and pay $5,000 each.

The winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing were: 2,5,17,21 and 22. The Mega Ball number was 43.

The jackpot drops back to $10 million for Friday's game.

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dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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Posted: November 12, 2003, 8:03 am - IP Logged

why am i not supprised. i give texas 6 months of this crappy game before they demand a change to it.


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    Posted: November 12, 2003, 8:14 am - IP Logged

    Do you suppose the same store sold, or even the same person holds, two of the tickets?

      Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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      Posted: November 12, 2003, 9:16 am - IP Logged

      Yes obviously someone bought those two same tickets.  I highly doubt that the two tickets sold in Roswell Georgia were two different stores and two different ticket holders.  But three tickets win the jackpot when the jackpot was only 70 million.  But we finally hit here in Michigan!  Its about time!!!!!

      Brad

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        Posted: November 12, 2003, 9:36 am - IP Logged

        Hey, players just hit Powerball when it was $10 million and $12 million.  People hit 3 out of 4 drawings.  The concept of hitting low jackpots is not unique to MM, although I don't consider $70 million to be low.  A lot of people start playing at a lot lower level than that.

         

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          Posted: November 12, 2003, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

          Watch it be some store owner who ran the same ticket twice and had to keep one.....

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

            Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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            Posted: November 12, 2003, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

            That would be a stroke of luck now wouldn't it be?  haha.... I have a feeling though that a player liked "their" numbers and played them more than once.  Well if they did they get two shares from this jackpot so it makes sense to do that.

            Brad

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              Posted: November 13, 2003, 12:43 am - IP Logged

              well i'm just so tired of the low prizes mm offers - it will never get resolved until mm is not a 52/52 game. really odd about two tickets - although i've accidentally run the same number more than once myself. i would hope its the same person with two tickets if its a store owner the real winner will be the lawyers.