Mega Millions Lottery: Two winners split $355 million jackpot

Mega Millions Lottery: Two winners split $355 million jackpot
Two Mega Millions grand prize tickets matching the whole set of numbers in Tuesday night’s $355 million sweepstakes were sold in Idaho and Washington state, lottery authorities confirmed today. The particular numbers extracted here in the fourth most significant jackpot in America’s history were: 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 and mega ball number 42.

“Idaho is a very blessed state,” state Lottery Director Jeff Anderson reported in a news release. “We are suggesting anyone who’s played Mega Millions to check their tickets very carefully in case there are winning tickets.

“We likewise are advising all of our players sign the back of their ticket prior to exhibiting it for cash. These winning tickets are bearer instruments and we are trying to make certain our winners take care of their play.”

These winners will have to split the $355 million lottery grand prize (about $177.5 million each) say the lottery officials.

Mega Millions will be played in 41 states, the nation’s capital, along with the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This grand prize rose to this incredible figure since Friday night’s drawing still did not produce a winner for the multi-state lottery’s jackpot, that had been estimated to be $290 million.

The grand prize had grown to $355 million after 15 sequential drawings beginning Nov. 12.

Mega Millions grand prizes start at $12 million and are added towards the subsequent drawing up until there is a winner.

A winner of the jackpot could receive the prize in a cash option payment $208.3 million.

Other smaller monetary prizes might range from $2 to $250,000, based on how many winners are guessed correctly.

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