• No winning Mega Millions ticket, jackpot rises to $654 million

    By: The Associated Press


    No winning lottery ticket was sold for the Mega Millions drawing Friday night, meaning the jackpot climbs to $654 million.

    Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $548 million grand prize. The numbers were 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

    The next drawing will be Tuesday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the fourth largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

    You can watch Mega Millions drawings every Tuesday and Friday, and Powerball drawings every Wednesday and Saturday, LIVE on Channel 2. Then stick around for The Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.


    The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

    It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of instant wealth aren't good. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is one in 302.5 million.

    Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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