Winning $312 million lottery ticket sold in NY state

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Posted: Mar 26, 2011 3:01 PM
Winning $312 million lottery ticket sold in NY state

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The winning lottery ticket for an estimated $312 million jackpot was purchased in New York state, lottery operator Mega Millions said in a statement.

Local media reported that the ticket was sold at Coulson's News Center, a convenience store in Albany, the state capital. The store is located near the Capitol building and caters to the city's business district.

A winner has not yet been identified. The winning numbers were 22-24-31-52-54 and the Mega ball was 4.

The largest jackpot in the history of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery was in March 2007 for $390 million, which was shared by two players in New Jersey and Georgia.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 to 56; one ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 to 46.

(Reporting by Wendell Marsh; Editing by Peter Bohan)