Three lucky winners share record jackpot

Dinkensh Dubiyo sells a ticket at the Baltimore 7-Eleven store where one of the winning lottery tickets was sold.
Dinkensh Dubiyo sells a ticket at the Baltimore 7-Eleven store where one of the winning lottery tickets was sold. Credit: AP Photo/Steve Ruark

Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, officials have said.

The tickets were sold in two stores in Illinois and Maryland, whilst the Kansas ticket was bought online.

Americans spent nearly 1.5 billion dollars for a chance to hit the jackpot.

The odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in 176 million.

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Biggest ever lottery jackpot

The draw for the biggest ever lottery jackpot - $640million - has been made, and three lucky winners have been declared.