Mega Millions Jackpot Draws Nevadans - 8 News NOW

Mega Millions Jackpot Draws Nevadans

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LAS VEGAS -- There were two winning tickets sold in Tuesday night's $355 Million Mega Millions Lottery. One ticket was sold in Washington and another in Idaho. The winners will share the jackpot.

The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25, and 47 with 42 being the Mega Ball number.

The drawing for the Mega Millions jackpot took place Tuesday night.

Nevadans flocked to Arizona and California on Tuesday for a chance to win big. Business that sell lottery tickets experienced long lines of people, and many spent hours waiting their turn. Some took the day off from work. Others admitted to calling in sick, so they could go buy a chance at winning the jackpot.

Ticket sales prompted organizers to increase the jackpot twice this week. More than seven weeks have passed since the last winner.

The winner can opt for a lump sum of $224 million or take yearly payments. Many people in line debated which option they would choose if they win.

"At this point, I think we're going to take the installments, because they said it can keep continuing in a trust for our kids and our grand kids," said Valerie Carlson, who waited for three hours to buy tickets.

"It would be in a trust, and they keep paying it to the trust, and we would have control even after we were gone," said Denny Carlson who spent $30 on tickets.

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