Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $31 Million - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The excitement level is growing inMega Millions and so is the number of winners. In Friday's Mega Millionsdrawing, a total of 428,038 tickets won prizes. But no ticket matched all sixnumbers to win the $31 million jackpot. So the estimated jackpot for theTuesday, January 24, 2006 drawing grows to $40 million.

The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were: 18-22-28-44-53 and the MegaBall number was 46.

Two tickets came within a heartbeat of hitting the jackpot. Each matchedthe first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Those ticketswere purchased in California and Georgia.

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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