Mega Millions Increases Final Jackpot To $656 Millions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Lottery officials say the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot was even higher than originally announced.

After sales from the 44 state lotteries were totaled, the final jackpot for Friday's drawing was increased to $656 million. It had previously been reported as $640 million.

Three winners who purchased their tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland will split the prize. None of the winners have been made public.

Kansas Lottery spokeswoman Cara Sloan-Ramos said no one has
contacted the lottery about the prize from Friday's drawing. The winning ticket was purchased in northeast Kansas, though lottery
officials don't plan to identify the store until the winner comes forward.

Kansas law gives a prize winner a year to claim a jackpot, and it allows winners to remain anonymous.

The three tickets matched all six numbers: 2-4-23-38-46 and had the Mega Ball 23.

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