Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mega Millions $162M jackpot

One ticket matched all six numbers in Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night to win an estimated $162 million jackpot, according to the Mega Millions website.

The winning ticket was purchased in Suffolk County, New York. The winner wasn't identified. MegaMillions drawing resulted in a single first place winner a lucky player who purchased his or her ticket at the Cards & Things store on Route 25A in Rocky Point. The New York State Lottery reported the single first prize jackpot was $162 million. The identity of the new millionaire has not yet been released since the winner has not yet claimed their prize.

The winning numbers were 3, 33, 35, 39, 45 and Megaball number 13.

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The grand prize had been steadily growing since Nov. 10 when two tickets matched all six numbers. Those tickets, which split the estimated $77 million jackpot, were bought in South San Francisco, Calif., and Union County.

Mega Millions is a consortium of 12 member state lotteries. The largest payout so far has been a $390 million jackpot shared by a New Jersey couple from Cape May County and a truck driver in Georgia in 2007.

In March, 10 co-workers from the information technology department of Chubb Insurance in White House station split a $140 million jackpot.

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