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CHICAGO – March 28 2012—Mega Millions rolled for the 18th time last night when no one matched the winning numbers: 09 - 19 - 34 - 44 – 51; Mega Ball number 24. Today’s jackpot stands at $476 million for the Friday night Mega Millions drawing. This jackpot is now the world’s largest jackpot ever -- proving that when it comes to the lottery, anything’s possible.

While no one won Tuesday’s $363 million Mega Millions jackpot, there were two second place winning tickets sold in Illinois. These winners will receive the second place prize of $250,000 for matching 5 numbers. These two winning tickets were sold at: Trainor BP (Quick Pick) located at 319 W Howard St. in Pontiac and S A Liquors (Quick Pick) located at 1472 Cedarwood Dr. in Cresthill.


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