Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mega Millions News

Winning Mega Millions ticket bought in Maryland
By Gary Strauss, USA TODAY

If those are the numbers on your Mega Millions lottery ticket, you've won a jackpot worth a world record $640 million.  At least one ticket matched those numbers following Friday night's drawing - purchased in Maryland's Baltimore County, lottery officials said early Saturday.
Scores of wanna-be multimillionaires held their collective breath as the lottery numbers were drawn at 11 p.m. ET. Most exhaled as realism took hold: chances of winning were just 1 in 176 million.
With much of the nation gripped by Mega Millions fever this week, hopefuls inundated convenience stores, gas stations and other ticket outlets in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands, forking out nearly $1.5 billion. The $1shot at mega-wealth had been the talk of TV, social media sites, office water coolers and dreamy high-rollers for the past week, electrifying ticket sales with a frenzy that amped up leading to Friday's drawing. ...Story continues here

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