There are two winning tickets were sold for Friday's $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
This article ("Two winning tickets for $50 million jackpot." on Yahoo! Canada News on June 26, 2010) is a good example of how not to write an opening sentence. There are two possible fixes and they both involve the removal of two consecutive words. Jettison either there are or were sold. The headline of this article is the only one I've ever seen on Yahoo! Canada News that ends with a period.