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At Least Two Winners in Mega Millions Drawing

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At least two people have matched the winning numbers in Tuesday night's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot. One winning ticket was sold in Georgia, and the other was sold in California, lottery officials said.

The winning numbers are 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, and the Megaball is 7. 

The odds were one in 259 million, but one lucky winner bought their winning ticket at Jenny's Gift Store in San Jose, California.  The owner of the store will get a payout of one-million dollars just for selling the winning ticket.

No winner has come forward, but California lottery information officers spoke Wednesday in front of the winning store.  

"First of all, congratulate our newest millionaire here in California. We don't know who the person, but we know that they woke up this morning with a changed life and that's what this is all about. People spend a dollar, maybe two dollars on a hope and a dream and a prayer that they wake up the next morning an their lives will be changed and this person in the San Jose region is definitely doing that," Russ Lopez, California Lottery Deputy Director of Corporate Communications said.

The other winning ticket was sold to a woman in Atlanta, Georgia and she has already claimed her winnings.




Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing could have a record jackpot.

The prize currently stands at $636 million, that's a cash payout of $341 million. However, projected ticket sales indicate it may break the current Mega Millions record of $656 million.

If there's no winner Tuesday and the jackpot rolls over past the Friday drawing, it's projected to reach $1 billion, that's possible because the odds for Mega Millions are now longer after game rules changed in October.

Previously players chose five numbers ranging from 1 to 56, now they have up to 75. The sixth, gold ball also now has fewer numbers to choose from, as the pool decreased from 46 to 15.

Even though more and more people will now play the lottery. Paula Otto, Mega Millions Executive Director, reminds you need to be responsible.

"Someone is going to win it. We do like to remind folks though that when the jackpot gets this high that you play responsibly. It only takes one dollar to play the game and you only need one ticket to win the game, the one with the right six numbers, and we do encourage you to remember it's only a game, it's not an investment. And you should be playing responsibly if you do choose to play," said Otto.

It's only $1 to buy a Mega Millions ticket. Tuesday nights drawing is set for 10:00 p.m. CST. If no one wins, the jackpot will rollover to the highest ever at $800 million, for a Friday drawing.

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