• Friday's $400M Mega Millions jackpot will be 2nd largest in game's history


    The Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $400 million after no one won the top prize of $344 million in Tuesday’s drawing.

    The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing were: 05-12-22-41-65, Mega Ball: 13 (five, twelve, twenty-two, forty-one, sixty-five; Mega Ball: thirteen)

    Lottery officials said five tickets matched the first five numbers. Those tickets, worth $1 million, were sold in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and Ohio.

    The next draw is slated for Friday, Dec.13 at 11 p.m. ET. 

    To win the jackpot, you need to match six numbers -- five from 1 to 75 and one from 1 to 15.

    If there is a winner, and they choose to take a cash prize instead of an annuity, it would amount to $216 million, according to the Mega Millions website. 

    No one has won the jackpot in more than two months, pushing the purse steadily higher, although it remains well below the record-setting $656 million won on March 30, 2012. 

    In addition to the jackpot, there are eight other winning combinations for prizes, of $1, $2, $5, $50, $500, $5,000 and $1 million.

    The chance of winning the jackpot is 1 in nearly 259 million. The chance of winning any prize is 1 in 21.

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