The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday.
California Lottery officials say a ticket sold in San Jose matches all six numbers. It was unclear Tuesday night if there were any other winning tickets.
Lottery officials say ticket sales are ahead of projections, one of the primary factors pushing the jackpot higher.
It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, trailing only a $656 million jackpot won in March 2012, and the fifth largest lottery jackpot of any kind in U.S. history.
The winning ticket was purchased at Rocco’s Bakery and Deli in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. The deli will get $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Pedro Quezada ended up walking away with more than $150 million when he was the sole winner of the multi-state lottery in March.
Lottery officials said early Thursday that the ticket was sold at the Murphy USA station in Lexington . The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 7-10-22-32-35 with the Powerball of 19.
Ticket sales were brisk on Saturday as people made their bid for the eighth largest jackpot in Powerball history, CBS 2 reported.
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A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Lottery said one of the tickets was purchased at a Super Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick and the other one at an Acme Markets store in Little Egg Harbor.
Lottery officials told CBS 2 early Thursday morning that the three winning tickets matched all six numbers, and that two of the tickets were sold in New Jersey.
Since no one hit the $307 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the money rolled over into a roughly $425 million prize for Wednesday’s drawing.
The drawing took place at 11 p.m. the winning numbers were 21, 24, 36, 42, 45, and Powerball 15.
But since about 80 percent of the possible combinations have been purchased, lottery officials say it’s likely the winning ticket could be selected.
The Powerball jackpot climbed up to a whopping $600 million Friday, and it had many people forking over big bills.