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Update: California Lottery Tweets 'Big Jackpot Winner' from San Jose!

California Lottery @calottery: A lucky someone who shops at "Jennifer's Gift Shop" on Tully Rd. in #SanJose will wake up a millionaire tomorrow.

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©2013 California State Lottery logo.

Updated 8:45 p.m., Tuesday

POSTED at 8:45 p.m. ON CALIFORNIA LOTTERY TWITTER:

California Lottery @calottery : "Prelim results show 5/5 winners in #SanDiego and #ChulaVista for #MegaMillions and a big jackpot winner in #SanJose! Congrats #California!"

The winning numbers for tonight's #MegaMillions jackpot drawing: 8, 20, 14, 17, 39 and Mega Ball 7

 KPIX 5 @CBSSF11m tweets: "Winning ticket sold at Jenny's Gift Shop on Tully Rd. in San Jose #MegaMillions http://cbsloc.al/1i0mRpH "

Updated 3:30 p.m. Tuesday

By Liz Taurasi/Patch — It could be a very Merry Christmas for lottery players this week as the Tuesday night Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be $636 million.

No one took home Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot of $425 million, making Tuesday night’s drawing the second largest Mega Millions jackpot in history and the fourth-largest jackpot ever in the country, according to lottery officials.

The largest jackpot on record was $656 million on March 30, 2012.

It’s been more than two months since someone hit Mega Millions. 

A lottery official told the Associated Press that strong ticket sales over the weekend and an expected spike in sales on Tuesday, could push the jackpot closer to last year's record-setting $656 million jackpot, and it could even surpass it.

A lump sum payout of Tuesday's $550 million jackpot would net the winner $295 million before taxes. 

The drawing is at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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