It has been revealed by officials in California and Georgia that at least two winning tickets have been sold in the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot. Jennifer's Gift Shop in San Jose is the place from where one lucky customer bought a winning ticket, said California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso.
The second-largest lottery jackpot will be shared with the holder of a ticket bought at the Gateway Newstand in Atlanta. Traverso told the Associated Press, "For us, the main thing we'd like to get across is the level of excitement we saw all across California. At one point, we were selling about 25,000 tickets per minute".
A prize of about $1 million will be given to Jennifer's Gift Shop owner Thuy Nguyen for selling the winning ticket, confirmed lottery officials to the San Jose Mercury News.
According to longtime lottery watcher Gail Howard, the chances of hitting the jackpot are extremely low and that is why buyers should not buy more than one.
The current jackpot had the starting price of $12 million on October 4. But the price increased gradually and surged to $425 million last week. It then rose to $586 million on Monday before surging to $636 million Tuesday morning. During Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, it was found that there were two holders of the winning tickets.
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