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Mega Millions winning numbers sold in Maryland, Florida

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 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP/WJLA) - Maryland Lottery officials are confirming that one of the winning Mega Millions tickets was purchased at Lady's Liquors in La Plata. The other ticket was sold in Florida - splitting a $400 million jackpot.

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Lottery officials say two tickets purchased in those states matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night.

The winning numbers are: 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51 with a Mega Ball of 7.

The jackpot is the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Florida lottery officials say their winning ticket was sold at a Sunoco convenience store in Merritt Island. In a tweet, Maryland lottery officials say the winning ticket there was sold in Charles County, south of Washington.

Lady's Liquors in La Plata will get $100,000 for selling the winning ticket. The store celebrated Wednesday after learning the news by opening champagne.

Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots. The game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

 

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