Two big Mega Millions winners (but not in Texas)

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on August 29, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 21 at 3:54 PM

Two tickets matched the winning numbers for an estimated $333 million Mega Millions jackpot, one sold in New York and the other in California.

The winning numbers - 1-17-31-37-54 with Mega Ball 31 and Megaplier 4 - were drawn Friday night in Atlanta.

Georgia Lottery officials had estimated the jackpot for the Friday drawing at $325 million after no one hit the big prize on Tuesday. They said Friday that increased ticket sales had bumped the prize to about $333 million.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, California, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts.

There was one $1 million winner in Texas who correctly selected five out of five numbers and purchased the Megaplier option. Three other Texas tickets won a $250,000 prize Friday. The Texas Lottery Commission said there were 277,251 winners overall in the state.

The new Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $12 million for Tuesday's drawing.

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