U.S. Mega Millions $636 Million Jackpot Shared by 2 WinnersPublished December 18, 2013 by OCR Editor
Two lucky winners share the second biggest jackpot in US lottery history.
Finally after a long series of roll-overs, the U.S. Mega Millions $636 million jackpot was won last night's draw. While the identity of the winners has not been disclosed, it became known that one winning ticket was purchased at a gift shop in San Jose, California and the other one at a convenience store in Atlanta, Georgia. The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and 7 as the bonus number.
Second Biggest Jackpot in US History
This win signals the second biggest jackpot ever won in the a US lottery, with "only" $20 million dividing it from the record $656 million prize won in the U.S. Mega Millions in March 2012. Tuesday's jackpot swelled following a spike in sales during the last weekend after no winner claimed the $400 million draw which took place Friday the 13 th . In Florida alone $8k worth of tickets was sold in the frame of one hour. The two winners can choose between being paid over time or to receive $170 million in cash.
Maybe You're Next?
While the U.S Mega Millions craze has come to a conclusion, there are still some great sums to be had in lotteries across the USA. The SuperLottoPlus and U.S. Powerball draws are taking place tonight 11PM EST (4am GMT) with the jackpot for both draws standing at $50 million. Even if you're not in the USA, you can take part in these lotteries with the help of online lottery agents like The Lotter, Lottery Master and Play EuroMillions.