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  • Hundreds Line-up for Shot at $640-Mega Million Lottery Jackpot
    by Troy Hoskins, KCSG News
    Published - 03/31/12 - 06:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Lots of people, long lines and friendly banter with the primary topic being the  record $640-million Mega Lottery Jackpot in the normally quiet Arizona community of Beaver Dam. (KCSG photo/<a href="http://troyhoskins.com/">Troy Hoskins</a>)
    Lots of people, long lines and friendly banter with the primary topic being the record $640-million Mega Lottery Jackpot in the normally quiet Arizona community of Beaver Dam. (KCSG photo/Troy Hoskins)
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    (Beaver Dam, AZ) - Mega million lottery officials have announced three winning tickets matched all six numbers in the Friday, March 30, 2012, Mega Millions drawing. The tickets, bought in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, will split the jackpot, estimated at a record-shattering $640 million.

    WINNING NUMBERS: 2 4 23 38 46 and mega ball 23

    Late Friday Beaver Dam Service Station clerk Lisa Norton said that the Bar and Service Station, which both sell lottery tickets, had lines out the door for three-days. People are driving from Utah and Nevada to buy lottery tickets since neither has a state lottery. "It's been crazy," she said.

    Some people were buying a dollars worth and others $300, Norton said.

    The Mega Millions jackpot reached historic proportions with no jackpot winner in last Tuesday’s drawing. Friday, March 30, 2012 the estimated jackpot is $640 million. The largest lottery jackpot in world history, surpassing the previous record of $390 million.

    The jackpot has been growing since January 24, when Mega Millions had its most recent jackpot winner. The jackpot has now rolled 18 times without a winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176 million. The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40. The previous largest Mega Millions jackpot was $390 million in 2007, which was split between two ticket holders in Georgia and New Jersey.

    Mega Millions is played in 44 jurisdictions (42 states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands).
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