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2 winning tickets in $414M Mega Millions jackpot

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By The Associated Press
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — The holders of two lucky tickets purchased states apart awoke to good news on Wednesday: They will split a Mega Millions jackpot of $414 million, the third-largest prize in the game's history.

The tickets — one sold at a Sunoco convenience store on Florida's Space Coast, the other at a Maryland liquor store southeast of Washington — matched all six winning numbers in the drawing on Tuesday night.

The full $414 million jackpot has a cash option of $230.9 million. Maryland lotto officials estimate that if its winner takes the cash option, he or she will take home about $76.4 million after taxes.

Merritt Island resident Ron Manuel, 68, walked out of the store Wednesday after purchasing a $2 Florida Lottery ticket. He said he wonders if the winner is a neighbor or someone else he knows.

“It's a residential area,” Manuel said. “I'm sure it's someone who frequents the story regularly.”

The Maryland winner bought the ticket at Lady's Liquor in La Plata, a town of nearly 9,000.

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