Mega Millions winners belong to AlbanyMarch 29th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Albany, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some people got lucky on Friday when they struck the jackpot in the Mega Millions game. They successfully had the winning numbers of 22-24-31-52-54 plus the Megaball number of 4. The winners would be splitting at least $319 million among themselves.
The winning tickets were sold in Albany, New York. So far the winners have not moved up but it is believed that they would soon come out to claim the amount. One reason that has been given for the winners not coming out is that they want to take their time and plan what they would do with the money before they come out.
State lottery spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman said that, “Ninety-nine percent of the people coming in winners do it that way these days. Three-hundred and nineteen million is an unimaginable amount of money. Most want a plan before the money enters their hands.”
The amount won is the sixth biggest in the history of Mega Millions. The biggest win was in March of 2007 when $390 million was won. Winning a Mega Millions lottery is not an easy thing. To actually win the Mega Millions, you have to beat an odd of 176million-to-1.
The winners have up to a year to step forward and claim their prize money. After a year, the ticket would no longer be valid.
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