Nov 9, 2005, 8:03 am
On the same day the winners of the $340 million Powerball jackpot came forward to claim their prize, the jackpot in the nation's other multi-state lottery game swelled to $262 million for Friday.
There hasn't been a top winner in the Mega Millions game since September 16th, when a single ticket in New Jersey won $250 million.
None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $225 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Friday.
There were 26 second-prize winners from Tuesday night's drawing: 2 from California, 3 from Georgia, 4 from Illinois, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Michigan, 5 from New Jersey, 4 from New York, 3 from Texas, and 2 from Virginia. Each ticket matched all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $250,000. (The California winners will receive $339,129 each.)
Also, 101 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number for a $10,000 prize. (14 California winners will receive $7,515.)
The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were: 8, 16, 21, 25, and 27. The Mega Ball number was 16.
The Texas Megaplier was 3.