#megamillions Jackpot for May 1 drawing = $227 million

May 4th, 2009

Mega Millions officials announced today that the jackpot for the Friday, May 1 drawing ended up being higher than estimated.? Sales of Mega Millions tickets were stronger than expected, so the jackpot, which was estimated at $225 million before the drawing, ended up being $227 million.

Three tickets matched all six winning numbers.? Those tickets, which were bought in Mill Valley, California, Cillicothe, Ohio and Woodford, Virginia split the jackpot equally - which comes out to $75.66 million each, before taxes.?

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