While no one won Tuesday night's $241 million Mega Millions jackpot, there were an unusually high number of winners of the game's second prize. Across the 42 states (and the U.S. Virgin Islands and D.C.) that sell the game, there were 68 tickets that matched all five white balls but not the Mega Ball. These tickets are worth $250,000.
In Kentucky, these second prize tickets were sold in Louisville at Bader's Food Mart on South First Street, in Lexington at the Dairy Mart #148 on East Reynolds Road, and in London at the Exit 38 Bypass Shell on Highway 192 West.
The winning tickets will have matched these numbers: 1 4 6 11 14
In the past, large numbers of winners like this spread across the nation have shared a common thread. For example, in March 2005 a record 110 players won Powerball's second prize. It turned out they found their winning numbers in a fortune cookie widely distributed by a food company in New York.
The Mega Millions jackpot has now rolled to an estimated $290 million for Friday night's drawing.
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