Million dollar Mega Millions ticket sold in Denver

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DENVER – It may not be worth $640 million, but someone did buy a ticket worth $1 at the 7-Eleven located at 4040 E. 8th Ave. in Denver. The ticket matched five numbers and the “Megaplier” in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing.

Another Colorado winner is holding onto a ticket worth $250,000 that was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 6802 S. Yosemite St. in Centennial. That ticket matched five numbers without the Megaplier.

Friday’s $640 million Mega Millions jackpot was the largest lottery jackpot in world to date.

In Colorado, more than $10 million in Mega Million tickets were sold between Sunday and Friday night’s drawing. Approximately $500,000 Mega Millions tickets sell during the typical week.

“Proceeds from Mega Millions sales stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state,” according to a statement released by Colorado Lottery officials. “Proceeds are distributed through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide funding for parks and recreation, precious open space and wildlife protection. Retailers also receive a 7 percent commission on Mega Millions sales, benefiting Colorado’s economy.”

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