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$636-million Lottery Jackpot Has Winners

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December 18, 2013 by Kristyn Estes & AP — Lottery officials say winning ticket tickets have been sold in California and Georgia for the $636-million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball: 7.

Paula Otto, the Virginia Lottery’s executive director and the lead director of Mega Millions, said that $336-million in tickets were sold for Tuesday drawing — they had projected $319-million.

California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said Tuesday night that one ticket was sold at Jennifer’s Gift Shop in San Jose, Calif.

Otto didn’t know yet where in Georgia the ticket had been sold.

The jackpot resets to $15-million for the next drawing, which is on Friday night.

Lottery ticket buying increased in the Hoosier state with the Hoosier Lottery Mega Millions jackpot at an estimated $636-million dollars for the drawing, and Hoosier Lottery Regional Promotions Marketing Specialist Kimberly Clark joined Lakeshore News Tonight to discuss the public interest in the Mega Millions lottery jackpot.


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