Nebraska wasn’t one of the lucky states last night when the largest lottery jackpot in United States history held its drawing.
Tickets sold in Maryland, Illinois and nearby Kansas will share in the $640 million prize, a prize which brisk sales during the Mega Millions mania pushed up $100 million on Friday. A total of 42 states participate in Mega Millions. Lottery officials say that before taxes, each winning ticket should be worth more than $213 million.
The Maryland lottery says a winning ticket was sold in Baltimore County at a 7-11 store. Lottery officials in Kansas and Illinois have yet to disclose the location of the stores that sold the winning tickets in those states.
California lottery officials report 29 tickets came close, one number away from winning. Still, those tickets will pay out n the six figure range.
Here are the winning numbers: 2, 4, 23, 38, 46, and megaball 23.