Mega Millions $494M Jackpot Won, Tickets Sold In California And Florida

Two lucky people from California and Florida picked the right numbers to win the huge $494 million Mega Millions prize in Friday’s drawing. Nine, 22, 26, 41, and 44 were the winning numbers, and the Mega Ball was 19.

WFLA says that the second ticket was also sold at a 7-Eleven in Fort Myers. The winners haven’t been picked yet. Each person who bought a ticket could choose between the $247.9 million prize or about $123.9 million in cash.

Only a few states in the country let the jackpot winner keep their identity secret. According to their websites, Californians and Floridians are required by law to give their name, where they live, what game they won, when they won, and how much they won.

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Three other winners from New Jersey, North Carolina, and Texas came close but didn’t win because they didn’t have the Mega ball. They’ll get $1 million as a consolation prize. The last Mega Millions winner was in July, when a ticket from Des Plaines, Illinois, won the $1.337 billion jackpot. At that time, the whole country was crazy about the lottery.

Even if you didn’t win the Mega Millions lottery, you could still get a million dollars.

The jackpot for the Powerball lottery reached $454 million. Before Saturday’s drawing, the jackpot is worth $232,6 million in cash.

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