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NY ticket wins $312M Mega Millions jackpot

There's a rush to get Mega Millions tickets before the Friday draw, as the jackpot hits $312 million.

March 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The massive $312 million Mega Millions jackpot has been won - a ticket sold in New York matched all six numbers.

The winner now has a tough decision to make - take the full $312 million in 26 annual payments of about $12 million or a one-time cash option of a little less than $200 million.

The jackpot had been growing since Feb. 1 - the last time the Mega Millions jackpot was won.

The huge jackpot caused Mega Millions fever across the country, including Southern California.

Prospective multi-millionaires lined up to buy their ticket. Unfortunately, none of them won the jackpot.

But a few tickets in California did get five of the numbers. Those tickets are worth a little more than $287,000.

Here are the lucky numbers: 22, 24, 31, 52, 54. The mega number is 4.

The Mega Millions game is played in 41 states and the District of Columbia.