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Mega Millions: rolling towards $200m jackpot
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Mega Millions: rolling towards $200m jackpot

Playful Mega Millions is still toying with players as its lottery jackpot creeps up to $170 million. This huge jackpot is the result of 17 consecutive rollovers. The last lottery winner to ‘steal’ the jackpot was a player from Ohio who won $41 million in Tuesday 12th March’s draw.The current jackpot is worth considerably more than its starting point of $12 million on 15th March. Still we’re not complaining. We thought Friday 10th May’s lottery jackpot was amazing at $154 million, but will happily hold out for $170 million. Especially as its cash value is worth $126.7 million, which can be taken as a lump sum if you win the top prize. That’s an increase of $11.5 million since Friday’s draw.Did anyone win a Mega Millions prize in last Friday’s draw? The simple answer is yes, Mega Millions did create seven second-tier lottery winners, each taking home $250,000. They matched the first five numbers drawn which were 1, 19, 20, 39 and 49, but not the Mega Ball which was 28. And where are these considerably richer players from? Two ticket-holders bought their lottery tickets in New York and the other five in the states of Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Washington and Texas.The state of Florida will join the multi-state lottery game on 15th May, just in time for Friday’s draw. That will increase the number of participating states and jurisdictions from 42 to 43. Perhaps the lotto jackpot will still be growing, or maybe we’ll be reporting on the fifth Mega Millions lottery jackpot winner of the year. Who knows...we’ll just have to wait and see.Mega Millions draws take place every Tuesday and Friday. Buy your tickets online at lottery24.com to be in with a chance of winning millions.