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www.wmfd.com - Odds are you weren't going to win anyway, unless you bought one of two lucky tickets, you missed out on hundreds of millions of dollars in Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing. }}" />

   
 
 
Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Two Cities

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 12/18/2013

Odds are you weren't going to win anyway. Unless you bought one of two lucky tickets, you missed out on hundreds of millions of dollars in Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing. Andrew Spencer reports officials have already announced two winning tickets. A near-record jackpot, an estimated $636-million, was up for grabs, and unless there were your numbers, you're not getting it. Only two tickets matched all six numbers amid the lottery-mania sweeping 43 states. On one side of the country, a winning ticket bought in San Jose, California, at Jenny's Gift Shop. A security guard bought some tickets, but he says he didn't win. "I am happy, because the ticket was sold here, and maybe my friend, somebody win here. My friends," says security guard Melcruz Herrera. Phung Le didn't win either, because he didn't play. "We have restaurant here. We still doing okay," he says. Another ticket did too, on the other side of the country. It was sold in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood near the upscale Lenox Mall. "Their name's public information so they have to come forward and claim their prize and their name will be public record regardless of that," says Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the California Lottery. "And that's basically their obligation is that their name is public information and where they won their ticket and how much they won." The jackpot was about $20-million shy of the U.S. record set in March, 2012. The build-up of rolled-over jackpots comes about two months after Mega Millions amde the long odds even longer. Your odds of hitting the jackpot are now one in 259-million. If you didn't hit the big prize, you may still want to check your ticket. Lottery officials say around $800-million goes unclaimed each year. Some of that comes from million-dollar tickets which never get turned in.

   
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