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Published on July 19, 2023
2 Lucky Mega Millions Winners Bag $287K Each in San Jose and Oakland - Jackpot Accumulates to $720Mdylan nolte on Unsplash

As the lottery craze continues to grip the United States, two lucky Mega Millions players from the Bay Area have a reason to celebrate. Although nobody hit the staggering $640 million jackpot on Tuesday night, both players managed to match five numbers, earning themselves a cool $287,200 each, according to KRON4.

One winning ticket was purchased in San Jose at a Shell gas station located at 1091 East Capitol Expressway, while the other winner bought their ticket at M&A Lakeside Market at 136 14th Street in Oakland, as reported by ABC7 News. The lucky numbers for the recent draw were 19, 22, 31, 37, 54, and the Mega Ball number 18.

With no jackpot winners for the Mega Millions, the prize has now snowballed to an estimated $720 million for the next drawing scheduled on Friday, NBC Bay Area reported. But the fortune-seeking frenzy doesn't stop there, as Wednesday night's Powerball draw boasts an impressive jackpot of $1 billion – one of the highest in U.S. history.

In the wake of these jaw-dropping jackpots, lotto fever has undoubtedly swept the nation.