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At least one person has reported winning Mega Millions numbers

More Lotto Fever

Steve Marcus

Eva Nuno of Las Vegas picks Mega Millions lottery numbers outside the Primm Valley Lotto Store across the state line at Primm Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Mega Millions lottery fever

People wait in line to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets at the Primm Valley Lotto Store across the state line at Primm Thursday, March 29, 2012. Launch slideshow »

At least one winning ticket was announced in Maryland about two hours after the drawing for the largest jackpot in Mega Millions history — a whopping $640 million.

Maryland lottery officials announced early Saturday their state sold a winning ticket, but it wasn't immediately clear if that ticket holder would get sole possession of the $640 million jackpot or have to split it with other winners.

The numbers pulled Friday in the Mega Millions lottery were 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and Mega Ball No. 23.

Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery, said the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at a retailer in Baltimore County.

Ticket sales at the Primm Valley Lotto Store on the Nevada-California boarder closed around 7:45 p.m. Thousands of Las Vegans ventured to Primm and stood in four-hour-long lines to purchase $1 tickets.

The lottery has rolled 18 times without having a jackpot winner, according to the Mega Millions website. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 176 million.

No one hit it big on March 27 when the jackpot was at $363 million, upping the Friday night jackpot to the all-time high of $640 million.

According to the Mega Millions website, the winning ticket holder can claim the total amount in 26 annual installments or a one-time cash option of $462 million before taxes.

Depending on the state the ticket was purchased in, the time period for claiming a prize ranges from 180 days to one year from the draw date, according to the Mega Millions website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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