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2 tickets hit Mega Millions

2 tickets hit Mega Millions

The holders of two lucky tickets purchased states apart awoke to good news Wednesday: They will split a Mega Millions jackpot of $414 million. The tickets — one sold at a Sunoco convenience store on Florida's Space Coast, the other at a Maryland liquor store southeast of Washington — matched all six winning numbers in the Tuesday night drawing: 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51 with a Mega Ball of 7. The full $414 million jackpot has a cash option of $230.9 million. The Florida winner has 180 days to claim the prize at state lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, and his or her name and city of residence will be released.

Mattress breaks boy's fall

A 3-year-old boy who fell out a third-story window in California was saved by a quick-acting couple who threw out a mattress to break his fall. KABC-TV reports Konrad Lightner and his wife, Jennifer, were moving out of their Burbank apartment Sunday when they noticed the toddler and his sister throwing their toys out the window. When they saw the little boy throw his leg over the windowsill, Konrad rushed to put down the mattress. He was able to break the child's fall, placing him onto the mattress. The toddler was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, but he suffered no major injuries.

Quintuplets born in texas

A Northeast Texas woman has given birth to quintuplets at a Dallas hospital. The Texarkana Gazette reports that Michelle Seals of Maud had the four girls and one boy Tuesday afternoon at Baylor University Medical Center via cesarean section. The children's grandmother, Carol Pearce, says her daughter and all five babies are doing well.

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2 tickets hit Mega Millions 03/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:45pm]
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Photo Credit: Baja Ferries USA LLC