Three Winners Sold for $640 Mega Millions Jackpot
Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers, which were: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23.
Lucky lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland likely put an end to the fantasies of a nation after Mega Millions winners were announced Friday night.
The $640 million jackpot, believed to be the world's largest such prize, is expected to be split between three winners who picked: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23.
The Mega Millions game, played in 44 states and jurisdictions, gripped imaginations and pocketbooks alike all week after the prize grew by more than $300 million since the previous drawing on Tuesday. On Patch, Twitter, and Facebook, ideas for how to spend the loot ranged from philanthropic to frivolous:
- "I'd buy a school bus that runs on recycled fryer fat, decorate it with pictures of the most vulnerable wildlife that lives in SE Michigan, hire a full-time bus driver in order to ensure that every child & teacher in the West Bloomfield school district gets a ride in this "nature mobile" over to the West Bloomfield Woods & Nature Preserve for a guided nature walk on the trails!" — Laurel Zoet, via Facebook.
- "I would go on a very long vacation to see parts of the US/world I have always wanted to see and take my family with me. I would buy a big log cabin on a lake up north for family time. Purchase much needed new cars for all of us and pay off all our debts and give extra to start fresh. Would donate a good amount to my church and build a brand new animal shelter for Wyandotte plus donate to several other rescue groups. Then I would retire and relax for some time and do what I want to do in my life and enjoy it - animals included." — Sandy, via Patch.
As of Saturday morning, no media outlet had reported any of the tickets as being claimed.
Earlier this week, Michigan made national news because five tickets, matching five of the six Mega Millions numbers, were sold at the same Meijer store in Northville. Those prizes were $250,000 each, according the Michigan Lottery.