Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $102 Million - Thursday 9th of February 2006

UNITED STATES – It may be cold outside, but MegaMillions is hot! A total of 602,358 tickets from coast to coast were winnersin the Tuesday, February 7, 2006 drawing, including 8 tickets that each won$250,000. However, no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $88 millionjackpot. That means the jackpot for the Friday, February 10, 2006 MegaMillions drawing grows to an estimated $102 million.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 02-16-25-30-48 and the MegaBall number was 26.

Those eight tickets that won $250,000 each matched the first five numbersand only missed the Mega Ball number. Those tickets were purchased in Georgia(2), Illinois (1), New York (3) and Texas (2).

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 Eastern Time, 10:00 PM Central Time and 8:00 PM Pacific Time.

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