March 7, 2007
If you live in New Jersey or Georgia, make sure you examine your Mega Millions tickets very closely this morning.
Lottery officials say winning tickets for the record 370 million dollar jackpot were sold in a Woodbine, New Jersey liquor store and a market in Dalton, Georgia.
And there's the possibility of additional winners in California where they are still processing tickets.
The big drawing was held last night in New York's frigid Times Square.
"The mega ball is 20, making tonight's winning numbers 42, 39, 29, 22, 16 and the mega ball is 20" said the announcer from the lottery show.
But some would be players in Ohio had no tickets to check. The system in the Buckeye state went down without explanation about 25 minutes before the deadline.
Here in New York no problems, but no winners either, after a flurry of
ticket buying Tuesday. At one point, one million tickets an hour were
"First thing I would have done is taken a trip" said a buyer.
"From New Jersey? Too bad it wasn't new york" said another buyer.
"Chances of winning were pretty slim anyways" said another buyer.
No details yet on who won. Sometimes it takes a few days before the
lucky winners return from cloud nine and speak with financial advisers.
But with 370 million dollars ready to be divvied up its probably not a
stretch to say today may be a sick day for a few.