Mega Millions: The Numbers Are In, Now We Wait To See The Winners

Mar 31, 2012
Originally published on March 31, 2012 11:14 am

The lucky numbers tonight:

46, 23, 38, 4, 2 and the mega ball is 23.

We're guessing millions of Americans are shaking their heads right now and saying, "Well it was worth the dreams."

Update at 8:48 a.m. ET, March 31. Winning Tickets From Kansas And Illinois, Too:

That $640 million will be split between winning ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland, the AP is reporting.

Illinois Lottery spokesperson Mike Lang said his state's winning ticket was sold in Red Bud, a small town near St. Louis.

Each of the winning tickets is likely worth more than $213 million before taxes, Lang told the AP, indicating a total of three winning tickets.

No details yet on the Kansas ticket, and neither have any deliriously happy winners stepped forward.

Update at 1:15 a.m. ET, March 31. Luck In Maryland:

A winning lottery ticket was sold in Baltimore County, Md., The Associated Press reports. Carole Everett, of the Maryland Lottery, tells the AP there still is no further information about the ticket-holder, and there could be others elsewhere in the country.

Update at 11:14 p.m. ET. What If There Is No Winner?

Knowing if there's a winner could take a little while. But we'll leave you with this bit from CNN:

"If there is no winner Friday, the jackpot would increase to an estimated $975 million, said Athena Hernandez of the D.C. lottery. That drawing would occur Tuesday."

Update at 11:08 p.m. ET. Oh Well:

The disappointment was palpable immediately on Twitter. A sampling:

@sepinwall: Oh, well. So much for my dream of having What's Alan Watching? delivered to each of you by owl. #MegaMillions

@LanceUlanoff: See you all Monday... #MegaMillions loser.

@tracysolomon: Any winners?? That wasn't a sudden gust of a hurricane... that was the huge sigh of those who didn't win. Maybe next time.

@gregorycendana: How many people actually chose 23? Chose it twice?

Update at 11:06 p.m. ET. This Blogger...

Will be at work on Monday.

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