The winning numbers were 11, 19, 24, 33, 51 and 7, according to
the Mega Millions website.
The jackpot had been rolling over since January 3 and swelled again
after no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing of
the game, which is played twice a week.
There was no immediate word on where the ticket was sold in
Maryland, but local media reported a ticket was sold at a Sunoco gas
station in Merritt Island, east of Orlando, Florida.
The identities of the winning ticket holders were not immediately
The record U.S. jackpot of $656 million was in a March 2012 Mega
Tuesday night's jackpot carried a cash option of $224 million, the
Mega Millions website said.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jackpots start at $15 million,
according to the website.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson and Barbara Goldberg;
editing by Eric
Walsh and Gareth Jones)
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