Single Mega Millions Ticket Wins $540M

Winner is in Indiana, officials say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 9, 2016 6:29 AM CDT
A customer purchases a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a store in Damariscotta, Maine.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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(Newser) – One jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, a lottery official said. Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty tells the AP the winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The consortium of lottery organizations that runs Mega Millions says a ticket matching all five white balls and the yellow ball would win a an estimated $540 million. The winning Mega Millions numbers are white balls 8-19-20-55-73 and yellow ball 5. An estimated $1 billion in tickets have been sold since the last jackpot-winning ticket was drawn in early March. This was the longest Mega Millions run without a jackpot winner, and the win is believed to be the lottery's largest from a single ticket. (Read more Mega Millions stories.)

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