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Winning $1M Mega Millions ticket sold in Lake Wales

9:38 AM, Dec 18, 2013   |    comments
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Lake Wales, Florida -- Betting against astronomical odds and hoping for a heavenly pay day, thousands of folks put their money down at lottery retailers in Pensacola for a chance to score a Mega Millions lottery jackpot in excess of $636 million.

The second-largest jackpot in the multi-state game's history has been growing since Oct. 1, when the lottery had its most recent jackpot winner. Before last night's drawing, the jackpot had rolled 21 times without a mega-jackpot winner.

Two winning jackpot tickets were sold -- one in Georgia and the other in California -- but there were several other smaller-winning tickets as well.

The Florida Lottery says two $1 million Mega Millions tickets were sold in Florida: one in Lake Wales and the other in Miami.

The locations where those tickets were sold are:

Publix #557
102 E State Road 60
Lake Wales, FL 33853-4116

Sierra Auto Center
331 23rd Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

In order to have a million-dollar winning ticket, you must match all five Mega Millions numbers, but not match the Mega Ball.

Tuesday's winning numbers were 8, 20, 14, 17, 39 and a Mega Ball 7.

The Pensacola News Journal contributed to this report.

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