$636 Million Winning Mega Millions Lottery Tickets Bought In California, Georgia

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    mega-millions-croppedA winning ticket for a $636-million Mega Millions lottery was purchased in San Jose Tuesday, though the winner is yet to come forward, according to NBC Bay Area.

    The mystery customer bought the ticket at Jenny’s Gift Shop on Tully Road. Owner Thuy Nguyen received a phone call from a local lottery official who was overjoyed to discover his store sold the ticket.

    “I feel good! I feel good! Come to my store!”  Nguyen said Tuesday evening. ”I don’t even know. I cannot sleep tonight!”

    Nguyen has another reason to celebrate: the large jackpot ensures he will become a millionaire as well. Though he doesn’t know who bought the ticket, Nguyen says he would likely recognize them by face.

    “Mostly my customer[s] here [are] my friend[s],” he added. The winning numbers were 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, and Mega Ball 7. Another Mega Ball winning ticket was purchased at Atlanta’s Gateway Newsstand.

    As for two other lottery tickets sold in the state that missed the Mega number — those winners will divide more than $5 million between themselves.

    In addition, the two Mega Ball winners will also divide their winnings, per this Tweet:

    The Mega Ball winners can choose to either be paid over time or receive a lump sum. If they go with the former, they will receive $318 million over time; the latter option will grant them $170 million each in cash.

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