WINNING NUMBERS - 8 20 14 17 39 & MEGA BALL: 7
Update: At least two winning tickets were sold for Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot, whose $636 million payout is the second-largest in U.S. history. The winners -- who matched all six numbers in the drawing -- have not yet come forward, but lottery officials say one winning ticket was purchased at Jenny's Gift Shop in San Jose, Calif., and the other at Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta. The holders of those tickets, and any other winners that might emerge, will split the jackpot.
And for the millions of you who bought tickets but didn't win, the jackpot resets to $15 million for the next drawing, which is on Friday night.
At least 1 person matched winning numbers for $636M Mega Millions jackpot, Calif. lottery spokesman said. http://t.co/qyzkIBF2Wf— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 18, 2013
The current pot is at $636 million and, as CNN explains, "You have a one-in-15 chance of winning something, even if it's just getting your dollar back, while the odds of winning the second-place $1 million prize (that is, matching five balls but not the Mega Ball) are about one in 18.5 million."