Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Mega Millions: New Yorker Wins the Jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot is growing even larger,and Mega Millions players from coast to coast are the winners! A total of1,243,856 tickets won prizes in the Tuesday, February 21 drawing. Since noticket matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, the excitement continues togrow for the Friday, February 24, 2006 drawing, which will have an estimated jackpot of $203 million.

Tuesday's winning numbers were: 14-23-27-36-45 and the Mega Ball numberwas 36.

You can't come closer to winning the jackpot than the 19 tickets thatmatched the first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Thosetickets were purchased in California (6), Illinois (2), Michigan (3), New York(4), Ohio (2), Texas (1) and Virginia (1).

This jackpot has been growing since January 6, when Mega Millions had itsmost recent jackpot winner. The jackpot has now rolled 13 times without awinner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176 million.The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40.

Mega Millions is played in 12 states: California, Georgia, Illinois,Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginiaand Washington.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM EasternTime, 10:00 PM Central Time and 8:00 PM Pacific Time.

The winning ticket was sold at Cousin's News Center Store in Albany. The winner has yet to come forward.

If the winner chooses the cash option, he or she will receive a one-time payment of nearly $203 millions. The jackpot was the sixth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

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