Mega Millions winning tickets in the Pacific Northwest
EPHRATA, Wash. - Two winning tickets from Tuesday night's Mega Millions Lottery drawing were purchased in the Pacific Northwest.
The winners of the $380-million jackpot bought their tickets at the Safeway in Ephrata, Washington and the other was from Post Falls, Idaho. So far, we know the Ephrata winner is a retired man, but we don't know his name yet. He plans on claiming his prize Thursday with his family. They will hold a press conference. No word yet on who purchased the winning ticket from Post Falls.
Winning numbers are 4, 8, 15, 25, 47 with the Mega Ball number 42. The winners have not stepped forward yet. They have 180 days to claim their prize.
The drawing drew huge interest across the country as thousands of people lined up to buy tickets in 41 states and Washington, D.C., where the game is available.
Meanwhile, fans of the ABC television show "Lost" are having some fun with the winning combination. Four of the six winning numbers matched those that character Hugo "Hurley" Reyes used to win a lottery on the show, only to suffer a series of spectacular misfortunes. Hurley's numbers - 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 - popped up throughout the show.
Mega Millions said 25,587 tickets matched three of the winning numbers, plus the bonus number - so anyone who played the "Lost" numbers won $150 per ticket.