Two Lucky Tickets Hit $400 Million Mega Million Jackpot
Someone in Florida and Maryland are each $200 million richer after matching the Mega Millions numbers on March 18, 2014. The jackpot was at a whopping $400 million.The winning numbers were: 11-19-24-33-51. The Gold Mega Ball: 07. The Megaplier: 3.
The first ticket was sold at a convenience store in Brevard County and apparently the gas station there has been bustling with reports since the early hours of the morning. No additional information has been released yet on the Maryland winner.
The jackpot is the third largest Mega Millions prize and the fifth largest in USA history. The winning didn’t end there with 8 tickets in the multi-state lottery matching 5 numbers and each taking away a cool $1 million.
The record for the largest U.S. jackpot of $656 million was set back in March 2012 and the second largest in December 2013 with a Mega Millions jackpot of $648 million. The odds of catching the winning numbers are 1 in 259 million.
The next Mega Millions lottery draw takes place on March 21 when the jackpot is reset to $15 million.