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A winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in an area slammed by Hurricane Ian : NPR

One of two winning lottery tickets was sold in Fort Myers, Fla. The other ticket was sold in San Jose, Calif. The winners will share the $494 million jackpot — about $247 million.



LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I’m Leila Fadel. The odds of hitting the jackpot in the Powerball or Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 292 million – not great. So it’s pretty wild that one of the winning tickets in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was sold at a 7-Eleven in Fort Myers. Three weeks ago, Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in southwestern Florida, destroying thousands of homes. Now someone in Florida just won $247 million. This is MORNING EDITION.

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