March 28, 2012 in Region

Two near hits in Spokane for Mega Millions jackpot

Associated Press

OLYMPIA — No one won the big jackpot in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, but several people picked five of the six numbers to win $250,000, and three of those winners are in Washington.

The Washington Lottery says two of the quarter-million dollar tickets were sold in Spokane and one in Ferndale. In addition, a $10,000 prize was claimed Wednesday by a Naval Base Kitsap worker who played with a group of 28 friends.

The Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest in U.S. lottery history — $500 million for the Friday night drawing.

The $1 lottery tickets are sold in 42 states and Washington, D.C.

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