The blockbuster Mega Millions lottery, which grew to $640 million as the frenzy for a 1-in-176 million escalated, actually had winning tickets last night. The winning numbers were 2, 4, 23, 38 and 46 and Mega Ball 23, and state lottery officials say that the tickets were sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas. It's expected that each winning ticket is worth $213 million before taxes.

There are no details about the ticket sold in Kansas yet, but the Illinois ticket—a quick pick one!—was sold in Red Bud, which is near Illinois while the Maryland ticket was sold in Baltimore County. Carole Everett of the Maryland Lottery told the AP "the last time a ticket from the state won a major national jackpot was 2008 when a ticket sold for $24 million," "We're thrilled. We're due and excited."

And some more factoids from the AP: "Americans spent nearly $1.5 billion for a chance to hit the jackpot, which amounts to a $462 million lump sum and around $347 million after federal tax withholding. With the jackpot odds at 1 in 176 million, it would cost $176 million to buy up every combination. Under that scenario, the strategy would win $171 million less if your state also withholds taxes."

However, according to the Daily News's Katie Nelson, NYC wasn't a total loser: "17 2nd prize Mega Millions winners in NY score $250k. (4 in Manh. 3 in Bx, 1 each in Bk, Qns and SI)."