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.
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:
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.