Des Moines, Iowa • The holders of two lucky tickets sold states apart are waking up to good news Wednesday morning: They will split a $400 million Mega Millions jackpot, the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The tickets one sold at a Sunoco convenience store on Florida's Space Coast, the other south of Washington in Charles County, Md. matched all six winning numbers in the Tuesday night drawing: 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51 with a Mega Ball of 7.
The lump-sum option for the entire jackpot was $224 million. The cash option for each of the two winning tickets is about $112 million, Maryland lottery officials said through their Twitter account. After taxes, the winner would get $74 million, they said.