Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Two ticket holders win $636 Mega Millions jackpot; second largest in history

See also

Tuesday night, the Mega Millions jackpot reached a whopping $636 million dollars and two tickets held the winning numbers; the winning Mega Million tickets were sold in California and Georgia, according to MSN.

This was the second-largest lottery jackpot prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, and the Mega Ball number was 7.

One ticket was sold in San Jose, California at Jennifer's Gift Shop and the other in Georgia; lottery officials didn't know what city in Georgia the winning ticket was sold. Lottery ticket sales exceeded what was expected Tuesday morning.

This jackpot started to grow on Oct. 4 and 22 drawings went by without a winner.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Friday night and it will reset to $15 million.

The largest jackpot so far was in March 2012 when three winners split the $656 million prize; those Mega Millions tickets were sold in Kansas, Maryland and Illinois.

In May of 2013, the Powerball jackpot hit $590.5 million and one ticket holder won it all; this was the second largest jackpot.

The Mega Millions lottery is played in 43 states, in Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Every Tuesday and Friday night the Mega Millions drawings are held at 11 p.m.

Related articles:

Video: Arizona Powerball winner claims lottery jackpot; name not released

Cindy and Mark Hall don’t plan to work after winning Powerball lottery millions

Nolan Daniels offers a $1 million on Facebook from Powerball lottery winnings

Powerball Lottery winner is 52-year-old mechanic from Missouri

Video: Powerball winner announced Friday; almost 9 million win smaller prizes

Powerball lottery: two winning tickets had numbers for record jackpot

Video: Powerball jackpot reaches record $500 million; 3 hour wait to buy tickets

Woman forgets that she had $23 million dollar lottery winning ticket (video)

If you enjoyed reading this article, please click on the subscribe button above to receive an email when new articles are published by this examiner.

Examiner.com: How to make money writing articles online working part-time

Recent articles from this Examiner (click on the link to read):

FDA asks antibacterial soap makers to prove claims on labels

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $586; may become largest ever

Teacher tells black student to take off Santa hat because Santa is white

Harvard University receives bomb threat during finals week

Jessica Simpson loses pounds with Weight Watchers

Man shot and killed at Short Hills Mall after Christmas shopping with wife

NASA’s ‘Superhero Robot’ Valkyrie video goes viral

‘Gospel Flash Mob’ video honors Nelson Mandela

Oprah Winfrey attends Nelson Mandela’s funeral

Six musical bands cancel with SeaWorld after ‘BlackFish’ documentary is released

Hundreds support Jack Phillips who refused to make gay couple’s wedding cake

Jackpot for Mega Millions rises to $550 million after no one has winning numbers

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City 'Bangerz' show
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Kim Kardashian
    Watch Kim Kardashian transform from socialite to one of Hollywood's hottest moms
    Camera
    Celebrity Buzz
  • X-Men
    The final trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is here, and it's marvelous
    Movie Buzz
  • Woman mugged
    A woman is mugged on live TV during a segment discussing the crime rate
    Pop Culture
  • Clint Lowery
    Exclusive: Clint Lowery talks about the new acoustic Sevendust album and much more
    Celebrity Q&A
  • Jermaine Jackson
    Jermaine Jackson shuts down filming of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' over hoarding accusations
    Video
    TV Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Poveglia Hospital
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518198067" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=281&width=560&height=345&playList=518198067"></div>
  • KFC Double Down return: KFC announces return of popular chicken 'sandwich'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518196859" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518196859&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Man bully sign: Ohio man sits with 'I am a bully' sign per judge's orders
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518196529" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518196529&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!