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Winning $540M Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Indiana

by Jillian Sederholm and Reuters /  / Updated 
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Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. on July 1, 2016.Gerry Broome / AP

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At least one winning ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot worth $540 million was sold in Indiana, lottery officials announced early Saturday.

The winning numbers announced Friday night were 8, 19, 20, 55 and 73. The Mega Ball was 5.

Hoosier Lottery officials confirmed the winning ticket was sold at the Speedway Service Station on Interstate 70 and Indiana Highway 1 interchange in Cambridge City.

A clerk who answered the phone at Speedway said she wasn't authorized to speak to reporters.

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A woman picks numbers for her Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Chicago, Friday, July 1, 2016.Nam Y. Huh / AP

The jackpot is the seventh-largest prize in U.S. lottery history, after nobody won the grand prize earlier this week. The prize is worth $380 million if a winner chooses to take an immediate cash payout.

The odds of winning the jackpot were one in nearly 259 million, as of Friday's drawing.

The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The prize is the game's biggest since December 2013, when holders of two tickets sold in California and Georgia shared a $648 million jackpot. The largest Mega Millions jackpot, worth $656 million, was sold the prior year.

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