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Two Winning Tickets Sold In $400M Mega Millions Jackpot

Two people are a whole lot richer after the winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in Florida and Maryland.
Posted at 9:30 AM, Mar 19, 2014

Two people in Maryland and Florida are waking up a whole lot richer after their tickets matched all six numbers in the latest Mega Millions drawing.

"We just got this video from a gas station in Florida where one of the winning jackpot tickets were sold for last night's $400 million Mega Millions drawing ... no word yet on who bought them." (Via KMOV)

And just in case you haven't yet checked your ticket yet, those winning numbers were 11, 19, 24, 33, and 51 with a Power Ball of lucky number 7. 

"Jackpot is the sixth largest lottery prize in U.S. history, with a lump sum payout of $244 million."

Mega Millions even tweeted out a congratulatory message to the winners via Twitter. (Via Twitter /@MegaMillionslot)

So, let's say each winner decided to go with the lump sum, each receiving roughly $122 million. 

Autobytel lists the 2014 BMW M6 with a selling price of $108,350. That means the winner could go BMW crazy and buy more than 1,100 if he or she chose.

And if the winners are pet lovers? They could purchase one of the world's most expensive dogs. Outside Online notes the Samoyed can go for an upwards of $11,000. Now, imagine 11,000 of those puppies running around. 

Or heck, while we're at it, how about cracking open a bottle of really, really expensive wine to celebrate those matching numbers? BlendAbout says some of the world's most expensive average from $12,000-$15,000. The winners could now afford more than 8,000.

Congratulations to the winners, although we're sure you'll spend your new found fortune a lot more wisely than we would. 11,000 puppies doesn't sound too bad.