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Mega Millions jackpot - 4 lottery winning tickets

Four winners of the Mega Millions $330 million jackpot, according to lottery officials.

Mega Millions jackpot - 4 lottery winning tickets Last week one ticket took the entire Powerball jackpot, this Friday total of four winning tickets were sold for the Mega Millions, according to lottery officials. The Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be around $330 million, and the four winners bought their tickets from different states - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. So far none of the winners of the Mega Millions jackpot have come forward on Saturday to claim the prize. The Mega Millions winning numbers are 8, 18, 22, 40, 44, and the Mega Ball number is 11.

 If the estimates of the size of the Mega Millions jackpot are correct, it would be one of the largest ever won in this game. The largest, however, was awarded in 2000, when the game was known as "The Big Game" and it was worth $363 million.

 If the Friday winners of the Mega Millions $330 million jackpot take the prize in one lump sum, it would be over $48 million each, if they accept 26 annual payments - $82 million total for each of the lottery winners.

 The Maryland winner was sold at a liquor store in in Nottingham, the New Jersey winner was sold at a food store in the town of Villas, the Virginia winning ticket was sold at a gas station in Buckingham, the Texas ticket is unknown at this time.

 According to the Maryland Lottery Director, you have a better chance of being hit by lightning at the same place and time every day for a week, than winning Mega Millions, i.e. odds were one in 176 million.

Published on 09/01/2007

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