$543M jackpot Mega Millions winning Lotto ticket sold in San Jose

The estimated jackpots for Tuesday’s drawings

CJ GUNTHER EPA-EFE REX Shutterstock The estimated jackpots for Tuesday’s drawings

The $522 million jackpot was won on a single ticket in California.

The owner of a California liquor store where the winning $522 million Mega Millions ticket was sold says people have been pouring into his store to celebrate.

The winning ticket was purchased at Ernie's Liquors and comes with a one-time cash option of $308 million (£234m).

The Mega Millions pot, which increased by $10 million a few hours before the 11 p.m. ET drawing, is the fifth largest in that game's history.

A $1 million winning ticket for the same drawing was sold at Lee's Supermarket in Brighton. Results from other states are still pending, to see if the San Jose victor may have to divide the winnings. Eight tickets matched the five white balls to win the game's second prize.

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The odds of winning were one in more than 303 million.

Statistically, you have a one in 259 million chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

The game is played in 44 states, including MI.

Census data on 2015 lottery ticket sales by state show that MA sells the most tickets per capita, an average of $735 per person in the state, according to analysis of the data by LendEDU. Inside the store is a miniature bluebird that people traditionally rub for good luck after they buy a ticket.

The Mega Millions jackpot prize is now at an all time high.

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