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At Least 2 People Are Mega Millionaires

Winning tickets sold in Idaho, Washington State



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    SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 06: A man holds a bundle of Mega Millions lottery tickets that he just purchased March 6, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The lottery jackpot was up to $370 million for tonight's drawing, which will take place in New York's Times Square instead of the usual drawing location in Atlanta. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Unless you traveled about 2,000 miles to buy your Mega Millions ticket, chances are you didn’t win anything more than a couple bucks. Two winning tickets were sold, but the winners are waking up in Idaho and Washington State.

    The winning numbers for the $355 million jackpot were announced Tuesday night. The five white ball numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, and 47 and the Mega Ball number was 42.

    After the announcement, Mega Millions said it received “unprecedented traffic” on its website, causing it to crash. The lottery has since added the winning numbers to the error page.

    Then early this morning, Mega Millions announced that two winning tickets had been sold. We don’t yet know who holds those winning tickets, but both winners will share the jackpot.

    But just because you didn’t win the big bucks doesn’t mean your tickets are now toilet paper. Prizes ranging from $2 to $250,000 are still up for grabs depending how many numbers you match. In fact, one ticket was sold in Virginia matching all 5 white ball numbers, which will make someone $250,000 richer.

    And if the winning numbers ring a bell, you may just be a "Lost" fan.

    Four of the six numbers are the same as those that won Hurley the Mega Lottery in the first season episode called “Numbers.” And, coincidentally, the first three numbers and the Mega Ball are exactly the same. The winning numbers on the show: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42. 

    Mega Millions says 25,587 tickets matched three of the winning numbers and the Mega number to win $150. According to "Lost" co-creator and exec producer Damon Lindelof's Twitter feed, more than 9,000 of those people had played Hurley's numbers.

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