WASHINGTON-Who needs Santa Claus when you hold one of two winning tickets announced in the $636 million Mega Millions lottery in the United States? The life-changing stubs for the second richest pot in American lottery history were sold in San Jose, California at a gift shop and at a newsstand in Atlanta, Georgia, CBS news reported, quoting lottery officials after the Tuesday night draw.
The jackpot will be split. The names of the winners were not immediately announced . Winners in this sweepstake can opt between a one time lump sum payment or one smaller payment followed by others over the course of 29 years. Had there been a single winner in Tuesday’s draw the one time cash option was estimated at $341 million — before taxes.