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The Afternoon Roundup

Three Mega Millions winning tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland

Three lottery tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland hit the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said Saturday, leaving millions of players across the country with busted multi-millionaire dreams.  Read More: Daily News

Mega Millions: See where the $250,000 second-prize tickets were sold in New York

17 second prize Mega Millions tickets were sold in New York, each of them worth $250,000. Were you one of the lucky ones? Here are the stores where the second-prize tickets were purchased: Read more: Daily News
 
Shooting victim crashes car in Rego Park, dies

A gunshot victim crashed his car in Queens Sunday and died later at a hospital, police said. Cops were called to the accident at Horace Harding Expressway and Junction Blvd. in Rego Park, shortly after 8.30 p.m. and saw that a 1997 Acura sedan had smashed into another vehicle. Read more: Daily News

Tofu suspected of giving botulism to two people in Queens

Two people got botulism – a rare but potentially fatal foodborne illness – after buying tofu at a store in Flushing. The city Health Department said in a release Friday evening that it confirmed one case of the potent form of food poisoning, and suspected another case. Read more: Daily News

Yankees’ pitcher Pineda to start season on DL as rotation finalized

Fireballing Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda will start the season on the disabled list. An MRI exam this morning revealed Pineda has tendinitis in his right shoulder. Read more: NY Post

Bridge painter presumed dead in fall from Throgs Neck Bridge

A bridge painter fiddling with his safety harness fell from the middle of the Throgs Neck Bridge yesterday morning — and co-workers said they saw him alive in the frigid water before the current swept him away. Read more: NY Post

NY1 Story Leads To Arrest Of Queens Playground Vandal

A Queens lawmaker is thanking NY1 News for helping police track down a teenager accused of vandalizing a new playground. Prosecutors say Allan Swafford, 17, used a construction excavator to destroy a playground in Far Rockaway that was set to open in June.  Read more: NY1