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Mega Millions kitty soars to $868M as 3 $1M tickets are sole in NJ, Pa.

No one strike a kitty for Tuesday night’s record $667 million Mega Millions drawing, pulling a tip esteem for Friday to a whopping $868 million.

There were, however, 9 tickets sole opposite a nation that matched 5 numbers, though not a Mega Ball. One was sole in New Jersey, with dual some-more being purchased in Pennsylvania. Lottery officials in both states are approaching to exhibit a stores that sole those propitious tickets after Wednesday. 

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61 and 69. The Mega Ball drawn was 9 and a Megaplier was 5x.

Friday’s kitty will be a second-largest in U.S. lottery history, surfaced usually by a record $1.5864 billion esteem separate by sheet holders in California, Florida and Tennessee for a Jan. 13, 2016, drawing.

The money choice Friday night will be value a smallest of $494 million. 

The largest Mega Millions jackpot-winning sheet — $656 million — was separate by sheet holders in IllinoisKansas and Maryland following a Mar 30, 2012 drawing.

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Just behind that was a $648 million kitty won in California and Georgia on Dec. 17, 2013.

No one has strike a Mega Millions kitty given 11 co-workers in Santa Clara, California separate a $543 million esteem on Jul 24. Since afterwards a kitty has rolled over 24 times. 

A Mega Millions sheet costs $2. The contingency of a sheet relating 5 numbers and a Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. It’s a 1 in 12,607,306 shot to win a second esteem of during slightest $1 million by relating 5 numbers.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and a U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are hold on Tuesday and Friday.


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