RELEASE DATE: 7/23/2016
For the second consecutive drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot has been won. There were two winning tickets Friday night, sharing the estimated jackpot of $15 million ($10 million cash) after they matched all six numbers drawn – 8, 24, 25, 26 and 30, plus the Mega Ball 7. The lucky ticket holders are in Georgia and Virginia.
The jackpot was just won Tuesday night in Washington State. It's only the sixth time in the game's history that the jackpot has been won in back-to-back drawings, and the first time that has happened since May 25 and 28, 2010.
In total, there were 1,228,317 winning tickets in Friday night's drawing.
It's the fifth Mega Millions jackpot won this year, following earlier winners January 8 ($169 million, New York), March 8 ($157 million, Washington), July 8 ($536 million, Indiana) and July 19 ($25 million, Washington).
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