LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Did anyone win Mega Millions wining numbers last night December 17, and if so, who won Mega Millions 12/17/13 out of California and Georgia? Mega Millions winning numbers for December 17, 2013 were won in last night’s results in two states. There were two total winning tickets sold nationally, officials now confirm to news. But who won Mega Millions last night? The winners’ names will be released to news eventually according to state law, representatives report this morning.
Players woke up this morning asking if anyone won Mega Millions 12/17/13 last night? But unlike recent draws, that answer was revealed less than two hours after Mega Millions December 17, 2013 results were announced. California Lottery officials confirmed to news the first winning ticket. As reported late last night on LALATE, the first ticket was sold in San Jose, California. Then roughly an hour later, a second ticket was confirmed sold in Georgia. In total, there will be only two winning tickets for the record setting draw. But it remains unknown if the tickets were bought by pools or by individual purchasers.
So who won Mega Millions last night? Their names will be released to news when they come forward. Lottery officials in both states tell news today that California and Georgia state laws requires that the names of winners be released when they claim their prizes. In some states, winners by law can elect to claim their money anonymously. But that is not the case in Georgia or California.
Second, the two store owners who sold the winning tickets will have far different futures. Jenny’s Gift Shop in San Jose, owned by They Nguyen, sold the California wining ticket. And in Georgia, the winning ticket was sold by Atlanta newsstand owner Young Soolee.
But there is a twist. In California, the seller gests a bonus for selling the wining ticket, and in Georgia they get nothing. In California, the seller gets one-half of 1 percent of the payout, up to $1 million. So Jenny’s Gift Shop will be getting a big bonus. And Young Soolee will be getting nothing. Last night’s winning numbers were 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, Mega: 7, Megaplier: 4. For other Mega Millions and Powerball winning number results this week click HERE.