Mega Million Jackpot Grows to $64 Million - Friday 23rd of December 2005

UNITED STATES – So you think nobody won Tuesday'sMega Millions drawing? Not so. Even without a jackpot winner, there weremore than 440,000 winning tickets from coast to coast. Since no ticket inTuesday's drawing matched all six numbers, the jackpot for the Friday,December 23, 2005 Mega Millions drawing grows to an estimated annuity value of$64 million.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 6-20-23-40-56 and the MegaBall number was 36. Here is a complete breakdown of the winning tickets:

Pari-mutuel prizes means that prize amounts vary with the number oftickets sold and the number of winning tickets in each prize category.

Six tickets came within a heartbeat of winning the jackpot. Each matchedthe first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Three of thosetickets were purchased in California, two in New Jersey and one in Michigan.

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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