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Two winning tickets sold in Mega Millions drawing

There were *two* winning tickets in the huge mega millions jackpot last night. 
The tickets were sold in California and Georgia.
   
Somewhere in California and Georgia. Lucky lottery winners woke up a whole lot richer.
Those were the magic numbers. And two tickets had all of them.

The 636 million dollar jackpot was the second biggest in US lottery history and it will be split between the two ticket holders.

The California ticket was purchased at Jenny's Gift Store in San Jose.
This is good news for San Jose // somebody will be a lot richer."

Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta sold the second winning ticket.
Owner Young Soo Lee said this is the first time her store has had a winner.

Young Soo Lee- owner of the Gateway Newstand very excited and has always felt lucky.

Lee said her one million dollar prize for selling a winning ticket is the best Christmas present ever.

The Mega Millions pot had been growing since early October - 21 drawings no winners!

Mega Millions changed its rules in October to try and drive up the value of the jackpots....by lowering the odds of winning.

Before October, lotto players had about a 1 in 176 million chance.  Now it's about 1 in 259 million.

Those long odds certainly didn't discourage millions of Americans.
Over the weekend, 20 percent more tickets were sold than expected, as people all across the nation dreamed of hitting the jackpot.

WS Mega Million Spa
Somebody will eventually win, I'd like to have my hand in the pot when that happens.
Gotta play to win.

The winners can choose to take a one time lump sum cash payment of 170 million or be paid 318 million over time. Something about rules of
coming forward.