If you stumbled out of bed in the middle of the night to check your Mega Millions ticket, you no doubt noticed that the website has the next jackpot at $15 million.
This of course means that the $400 million jackpot was won last night.
The winning numbers in the March 18th jackpot were 11, 19, 24, 33, 51 and 7. The Megaplier was 3x.
Quite a few people walked away with top prizes this time around.
The huge $400 million prize will be split between two ticket winners that were sold in Florida and Maryland. According to Florida lottery officials, the winning ticket was sold at a Sunoco convenience store in Merritt Island.
There is no information yet as to where the Maryland ticket was purchased and no one has come forward to claim their jackpot winnings as of yet.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 19, 2014
— Liz Mantel (@Liz_Mantel) March 19, 2014
Eight other individuals missed the Mega Ball number, but each find themselves a million dollars richer. Had any of them gotten the Megaplier, they would be sitting on $3 million.
The eight $1 million tickets were sold in Florida (2), New York (2), California, Illinois, Maryland, and Texas.
A lucky 207 individuals across the United States won matched 4 + 1, and while most will be happy with their $5,000, a luckier 17 individuals got the Megaplier. This means their winnings were increased to $15,000.
There were over 8 million winning Mega Millions tickets and persons were able to claim prizes big and small. If you missed out on the all the action, you're no doubt disappointed.
Don't feel too bad.
The jackpot will be back in the hundred millions within another couple of months.
There's also the Powerball jackpot to keep your eye on. It just hit $80 million, meaning that a lack of winners will put it over the coveted $100 million mark pretty soon.
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