RELEASE DATE: 10/25/2014
The excitement is building as the Mega Millions jackpot keeps rolling. The prize for next Tuesday’s drawing is an estimated $252 million after no ticket matched all six numbers (2, 14, 21, 28 and 55, plus the Mega Ball of 3) on October 24. The jackpot has been growing since it was last won in California at $180 million on August 22.
There were two $1 million Match 5 winners in Friday night’s drawing, one each in Georgia and Michigan. Michigan is also home to an unclaimed $1 million Mega Millions prize from the August 5 drawing, and lottery officials there wait for that lucky ticket holder to come forward.
At $252 million, the jackpot is the 16th largest in Mega Millions history. Prior to the $180 million prize won in August, other jackpot winners this year have been in Tennessee ($61 million on January 3), in New York ($20 million on March 25), in California ($30 million on April 4), in Pennsylvania ($149 million on May 20), in Michigan ($66 million on June 13) and in Texas ($33 million on June 27). The largest jackpot this year, and third-highest Mega Millions jackpot ever, was a $414 million prize split between winners in Florida and Maryland on March 18.
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