$400 Million Mega Millions Jackpot (the 3rd Largest in History!) Awarded

The Mega Millions Lottery jackpot has been soaring recently.

Every week that the prize is not won, an additional $10 million ($5 million per drawing) is added to the pot, and the pot has been rolling since the last jackpot was won back in January. However, in last night’s drawing, the winning numbers finally appeared, meaning that the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history will be split among two tickets.

Note that I say two tickets, not two winners, because theoretically some or all of those tickets could be shared, or even purchased as part of a lottery pool. So far, the winners have not come forward. And one of the winning tickets was sold in Maryland, which is one of the states where the winner can remain anonymous, if they choose to.

The winning numbers were 11-19-24-33-51 and the Mega Ball was 7. If you bought a ticket in Florida or Maryland, be sure to check your numbers!

Do you play the lottery when the jackpot gets big? Or do you prefer to go for smaller jackpots, or not play at all? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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