The Mega Millions jackpot couldn't quite reach a record before it was won Friday night -- on two different tickets.
The winning numbers during Friday's drawing were 01-17-31-37-54, and the Mega Ball was 31.
A winning ticket for the $333 million prize was sold in Bronx, N.Y., as well as in San Gabriel, Calif. The winners will split the prize after coming forward with their tickets.
The jackpot figure approached a record. In 2007, the jackpot reached $390 million, and the winning tickets were eventually sold in Georgia and New Jersey.
The odds of having the winning ticket are 176 million to one.
There were nine $10,000 tickets sold Friday night in Maryland. There was one "second-tier," $250,000 winner in Maryland.
Mega Millions drawings can be seen on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11.
The jackpot resets to $12 million for Tuesday night.
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