Mega Millions Winners Are in Georgia, Calif.

$636M jackpot to be split at least two ways

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 18, 2013 12:34 AM CST | Updated Dec 18, 2013 7:37 AM CST

(Newser) – The near-record $636 million Mega Millions jackpot will be split by at least two winners—tickets bought in Georgia and in San Jose, Calif., matched the winning numbers 8, 14, 17, 20, and 39, with a Megaball of 7. Lottery officials say the winners will "put a lot of money in their bank account real soon" but there could still be other winners out there, the Los Angeles Times reports. The odds of winning the mega-prize were around 1 in 259 million, which the founder of LotteryPost.com tells CNN is "akin to getting struck by lightning at the same time you're being eaten by a shark."

Mega Millions lottery tickets sell at a brisk pace in Laveen, Arizona, yesterday.
Mega Millions lottery tickets sell at a brisk pace in Laveen, Arizona, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
A clerk prepares to operate a lottery machine to print out Mega Millions lottery tickets for a customer at Tobacco Plus in Muncie, Indiana.
A clerk prepares to operate a lottery machine to print out Mega Millions lottery tickets for a customer at Tobacco Plus in Muncie, Indiana.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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