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No mega-millions winners in Wisconsin; 8 consolation tickets sold in-state

Mega-millions lottery tickets (Reuters)
Mega-millions lottery tickets (Reuters)

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)   Two tickets sold in California and Georgia won the massive Mega Millions' jackpot last night. It was $636-million going in -- but game officials say it could end up being more, once all the sales figures are in.

Wisconsin had a $20,000 winner, plus seven other winners of $5,000 each. All matched four regular numbers plus the Mega Ball, and one of those tickets had the prize multiplier of four. We won't know until later today which ticket that was. Two of those eight winning tickets were sold in Milwaukee. The others were from Whitewater, West Bend, Delafield, Oregon, Oakdale, and Brodhead.

Last night's numbers were 8, 14, 17, 20, and 39. The Mega Ball was seven.

The jackpot was the second-highest in U-S lottery history. Officials said yesterday there was only a 30-percent chance that nobody would have matched all the numbers. Friday night's jackpot will be the game's new minimum of $15-million. It was raised from 10-million in October.

In Powerball, the jackpot for tonight is $50-million.

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