Winning Mega Millions tickets were purchased in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland — if you live in one of those states, get excited. Then glance at the winning numbers and realize you were nowhere near that $540 million prize.

Hey, if it's any consolation, you'd have to split that money with at least two other winners, meaning each ticket would only earn $213 million. And that's before taxes.

But just in case you're still interested, the winning Illinois ticket was purchased in the town of Red Bud. The winner used quick pick to get his or her numbers, so if you're a Red Bud resident who didn't use quick pick, you can stop reading right now. In Maryland, the winning ticket was sold somewhere in Baltimore County. And the winning Kansas ticket remains a mystery.

So, how does it feel to still not be a Mega Millions winner?

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