Saturday, 31 March 2012

Mega Millions $640 Million Lottery Jackpot Shared between Three Tickets

THE GUARDIAN: Winning tickets purchased in Illinois, Kansas and at 7-Eleven store in Maryland that stands to receive $100,000 bonus

The largest lottery jackpot in history – $640m (£400m) – has been shared in the US by at least three ticket holders.

Winning tickets were purchased in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas, according to officials and media reports. The Maryland winner bought the ticket in a 7-Eleven store, a lottery official said.

"It was a quick pick and only one ticket was purchased [by the winner]", the Maryland official said. "We don't know who this person is."

The owners of the 7-Eleven store receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. If no-one else comes forward each of the three winners would net more than $213m. » | Damien Pearse and agencies | Saturday, March 31, 2012

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