Mega Millions Grows to $31 Million - Thursday 19th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot in Mega Millions isgrowing and there is no shortage of winners! A total of 339,551 ticketsfrom coast to coast won prizes in the Tuesday, January 17, 2006 drawing. Thatincludes four tickets that only missed the Mega Ball number. Since no ticketmatched all six numbers, the jackpot for the Friday, January 20 Mega Millionsdrawing grows to an estimated $31 million.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 24-32-37-39-40 and the MegaBall number was 44. Those four tickets that matched the first five numbers and only missed theMega Ball number were purchased in California (2), New Jersey and Texas.

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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