Three lucky ticket holders in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas will share a $640 million prize, thelargest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The Maryland lottery reports a winning ticket for Friday night’s drawing has been sold in Baltimore County.
The winning ticket was purchased at a 7-11 store in Milford. The identity of the winner is still unknown. In Maryland, lottery winners have the option to remain anonymous.
“This is truly remarkable and historic,” said Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino. “We can’t wait to greet the winner of this world-record setting jackpot.”
The location of the stores that sold the winning numbers in Kansas and Illinois has not been released.
California came close, but wasn’t quite on the money. California lottery spokesperson Russ Lopez said 29 tickets sold in the state had five of the six winning numbers, the Los Angeles Times reported. Those tickets are expected to pay in the high six figures range.
The jackpot shot up to $640 million from $540 million Friday after hordes of hopeful winners plunked down their cash to purchase tickets in the 42 participating U.S. states.
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