Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $43 Million - Friday 16th of December 2005

UNITED STATES – Excitement is building everywhereMega Millions is played. The jackpot is building too. A total of 434,335tickets were winners in the Tuesday, December 13 Mega Millions drawing. Butno ticket matched all six numbers to win the jackpot. So the jackpot for theFriday, December 16, 2005 drawing grows to an estimated $43 million.The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 9-10-12-22-41 and the MegaBall number was 4. Here is a complete breakdown of the winning tickets:

Six tickets came within a heartbeat of winning the jackpot. Each matchedthe first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Those sixtickets were purchased in California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts,Michigan and New York.

Mega Millions is played in 12 states: California, Georgia, Illinois,Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginiaand Washington.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM EasternTime, 10:00 PM Central Time and 8:00 PM Pacific Time.

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