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Mega Millions jackpot: Winning tickets sold in Georgia and California

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Mega Millions $636 million jackpot – the second-biggest lottery payout in US history – will be split among at least two winners after tickets in California and Georgia matched all six winning numbers Tuesday night, officials said.

The California ticket – with winning numbers 8, 14, 17, 20 and 39, with the Mega Ball 7 – was bought at a store called Jenny’s Gift Shop in San Jose, state lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said.

Mega Millions $636 million jackpot will be split among at least two winners after tickets in California and Georgia matched all six winning numbers

Mega Millions $636 million jackpot will be split among at least two winners after tickets in California and Georgia matched all six winning numbers

The Georgia ticket was purchased at Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta, Georgia Lottery spokeswoman Tandi Reddick told NBC News.

Had there been no winners Tuesday, the jackpot would have rolled over, likely approaching or even topping the once-unthinkable $1 billion barrier for Friday’s drawing, Mega Millions officials said.