TODAY   |  March 19, 2014

2 winning tickets sold in $400 million drawing

Lottery officials say at least two winning tickets were sold Tuesday in the $400 million Mega Millions drawing. One was sold in Maryland, another in Florida. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

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>>> and we have a winner. in this case we're talking about lottery winners. two winning tickets sold in tuesday night's $400 million megamillions drawing. one in maryland, and that is where we find kelly o'donnell outside the lottery headquarters. kelly , good morning.

>> reporter: good morning, natalie. so imagine being suddenly super rich. that's what maryland lottery officials tell me is happening to the buyer of a ticket who purchased that lucky piece of paper in southern maryland in charles county . sharing that luck and good fortune and that $400 million jackpot with someone who bought a ticket in florida in brevard county . now, let's check the numbers because maybe it's you. 11, 19, 24, 33, 51 with the megaball 7. there are a series of $1 million prizes. officials tell me that for the two tickets, that's a split of the $400 million. if you take the cash payout, it's about $112 million. certainly a life-changing lucky day for the owners of those two tickets. natalie?

>> kelly o'donnell in maryland. thank