2 Winning Tickets In Mega Millions Jackpot

PHOTO: Morgue File

PHOTO: Morgue File

A lot of people imagine what life would be like if they had $1 million. Well, imagine if you had $400 million! On Wednesday morning, two extremely lucky people hit the jackpot! They won the lottery and will split a $400 million “Mega Millions” jackpot. This win is the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. One winner resides in Maryland and the other in Florida. Both winners have not received their winnings yet. In Maryland, the winner has 182 days to claim the prize and can do so anonymously. In Florida, the winner has 180 days, and his or her name and city of residence will be released by lottery officials. The Florida winner must claim the prize at the state lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Shelly Gerteisen, head of the state lottery, stated that the retailer from Florida will receive a $100,000 bonus. According to the Maryland lottery official, the lump-sum option for the entire jackpot was $224 million. The cash option for each of the two winning tickets is approximately $112 million. After taxes, the winner would get $74 million.

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