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$640 Million Dollar Mega Millions Jackpot Has Three Winning Lottery Tickets

If you bought your Mega Millions lottery ticket for the record-breaking 640 Million dollar drawing from the lottery of Illinois, Kansas or Maryland you should check your numbers very carefully because you may have won more than 213 Million dollars in prize money!

The Illinois winning ticket was sold in Red Bud, a small town near the St. Louis border. The Maryland Lottery winner was bought at a retail store in Baltimore County. While the third winning lottery ticket was purchased from northeast Kansas. The winning numbers in the historic drawing were 02-04-23-38-46, with a Mega Ball number of 23. The jackpot easily broke the previous Mega Millions lottery record of $390 million, that was split by two winners in 2007 from Georgia and New Jersey.

Lottery players invested almost $1.5 billion dollars for a chance to hit the Mega Millions record jackpot of $462 million lump sum which works out to about $347 million net take home after federal tax withholding. Beating the odds of 1 in 176 million to become the newest wealthy lottery jackpot winners.

Congrats to the three winners and to everyone who had a chance to share in the excitement by playing the Mega Millions grand prize drawing!

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