Two winning tickets to share $636 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot for December 17 drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lottery officials say winning ticket tickets have been sold in California and Georgia for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The winning numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball: 7.

Paula Otto, the Virginia Lottery's executive director and the lead director of Mega Millions, said that $336 million in tickets were sold for Tuesday drawing -- they had projected $319 million.

California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said Tuesday night that one ticket was sold at Jennifer's Gift Shop in San Jose, Calif.

Officials say the other ticket was sold at a newsstand in Atlanta.

Although they didn't win the grand prize, two Floridians are now millionaires, thanks to the Mega Millions lottery, according to Florida Lottery officials.
 
One of the million-dollar winners purchased the winning ticket from a Publix grocery store at 102 E. SR 60 in Lake Wales.
 
Another million-dollar ticket was bought in Miami Beach.

The jackpot resets to $15 million for the next drawing, which is on Friday night.

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