Mega Millions winning numbers: March 30 drawing worth $640 million
The Associated Press is reporting that three Mega Millions tickets share the record $640 million jackpot. The winners were sold in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois.
Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery, said the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at a retailer in Baltimore County.
Everett said the last time a ticket from the state won a major national jackpot was in 2008, when a ticket sold for $24 million.
"We're thrilled," she said. "We're due and excited."
News outlets are reporting that the ticket was sold at a Baltimore County 7-Eleven.
There were also several local winners of the smaller prizes. Maryland sold four $250,000 winning tickets. Those tickets were sold in Bel Air, Timonium, City of Baltimore and Sheetz at 20723 National Pike, Boonsboro, Md.
Virginia, meanwhile, had five $250,000 winners.
The winning $25,000 tickets for Virginia were at Hanson Sunoco, 201 Jeff Davis Highway, Fredericksburg; Fas Mart, Route 2, Box 303, North Tazewell; Henrico Chubby's, 6016 West Broad Street, Richmond; Eleis Tobacco Company & Grocery, 10625 Stuartsville Road, Vinton; 7-Eleven, 2292 Upton Drive, Virginia Beach.
Washington D.C. had four $10,000 winning tickets.
The winning $10,000 ticket locations were at D.C. Oil, 2150 M Street, NW; Marbi's Newstand, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW; New and Necessities, 625 Indiana Avenue NW; Mac Market & Deli, 5185 MacArthur Blvd NW.
Illinois Lottery spokesman Mike Lang said his state's winning ticket was sold in the small town of Red Bud, near St. Louis. The winner used a quick pick to select the numbers, he said.
Each winning ticket was expected to be worth more than $213 million before taxes,
Here are the winning numbers for the Friday, March 30 Mega Millions drawing:
46 23 38 4 2 / 23 (Megaball)
The jackpot for Friday's drawing was $640 million. The cash option, the lottery says, was $462 million.
Friday's drawing came on the heels of Tuesday's drawing, which nobody won, that was worth $363 million.
The hectic scene
In Maryland, television cameras were descending on the 7-Eleven in Baltimore County where the state's winning ticket was purchased.
The harried manager could only repeatedly say "No interviews" to the reporters pressing for details, and customers pushed through the media crush for their morning coffee on Saturday.
Nyeri Murphy, holding two scratch-off tickets, said she normally plays Powerball but drove to neighboring Harford County to buy $70 worth of Mega Millions tickets this week.
"I should have bought them here," she said.
None of Jackie Williams' tickets won, either, but she said it was "fabulous" that a winning ticket was sold near Baltimore city.
"It's like a small town," she said. "I'll bet I'll know someone who knows the winner."
Maryland does not require lottery winners to be identified; the Mega Millions winner can claim the prize anonymously.
The store will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, which was purchased Friday night.
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