A California gas station sold two winning Mega Millions tickets for $400 million

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A California gas station sold two winning Mega Millions tickets for nearly $400 million

If you’re thinking of leaving your hometown this vacation and you’re a lottery fan, maybe you should take a trip to Southern California. This week, two lucky people bought a winning ticket at the same gas station, and it’s not just any prize; it’s the tenth Mega Millions jackpot this year.

The fortunes matched all six numbers in Friday night’s drawing: the white balls 21, 26, 53, 66, and 70, including the golden Mega Ball 13, according to the office in charge of the drawing. The prize has increased to $394 million ($188.6 million in cash) since it was last won in Texas on October 6.

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The two winners purchased their tickets on Friday at a Chevron gas station located at 18081 Ventura Boulevard in Encino, Mega Millions reported in a statement.

But Friday’s lucky streak didn’t end there; in addition to the jackpot, there were 715,952 tickets that won all other prize levels in the December 8 drawing. Twelve tickets match the four white balls and the Mega Ball to win the game’s third prize level. Two of the winning tickets were worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier, which was 3X on Friday night.

The other 10 winning tickets in the third tier are worth $10,000 each.

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This year there were, at all prize levels, almost 10.5 million winning tickets in this series of 18 drawings.

Awards were won in 10 different jurisdictions: Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas.

Tickets to the game are $2 and are sold in 45 states, including Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.
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