MegaMillions jackpot is won

Thursday November 12th 2009

All eyes were on the MegaMillion drawing on Tuesday as lottery players waited to see if they had won one of the largest world lottery jackpots this week. We can tell you that the $77 million MegaMillions jackpot was won by two lucky ticket holders, leaving many millions disappointed at their failed bid.

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$211 Million
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One of the lottery winners is the holder of a ticket bought in California and the other from New Jersey. There were also 7 lucky players who won the next lottery prize tier down for the MegaMillions, each scooping $250,000. One of those lottery winners is from California, one from Georgia, one from Illinois, one from Massachusetts, two from New Jersey and one from Virginia. This result means that lottery players from California and New Jersey have proved to be the luckiest from this MegaMillions drawing.

The MegaMillions now returns to its starting point of $12 million while we wait to hear news of the other staggering multi-state jackpot of $96 million for the PowerBall which was drawn on Wednesday.

It will also be of interest for those lottery players who love the chase of playing for the big jackpots, that the recent agreement to allow states to cross sell for both the PowerBall and the MegaMillion is likely to make the jackpots for both of these lotteries rise much higher and much quicker. The fact that people are able to buy lottery tickets for both of these lotteries in some states, will see revenue for both the PowerBall and MegaMillion continue to rise as more states opt to cross sell.

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