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Mega Millions $326M jackpot ticket sold in Hudson Valley

Mega Millions lottery ticket forms at a Manhattan

Mega Millions lottery ticket forms at a Manhattan convenience store in a 2012 file photo. Credit: Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

A single ticket sold in the Hudson Valley region matched all six numbers Tuesday to win the Mega Millions $326 million jackpot, lottery officials said.

A ticket sold at a Valero gas station at 2580 Rte. 302 in Middletown matched all six numbers -- 9, 15, 24, 39, 41 and the Mega ball of 1 -- the New York Lottery said Wednesday.

The jackpot was announced at $321 million; it climbed $5 million because of better-than-anticipated sales nationwide, the lottery said. The $326 million jackpot was the game's eighth largest.

Another New York ticket matched five numbers, minus the Mega ball, and won $4 million, using the game's optional $1 megaplier purchase. The megaplier multiplies the winnings of a ticket.

Four other tickets -- sold in California, New Jersey and two in Texas -- matched five numbers, minus the Mega ball, and are worth $1 million each, the lottery said.

The $326 million marks the game's eighth-largest jackpot. It falls significantly short of the record $656 million prize for the multistate game, split three ways on March 30, 2012.

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