Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $203 Million - Wednesday 22nd of February 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing even larger,and Mega Millions players from coast to coast are the winners! A total of1,243,856 tickets won prizes in the Tuesday, February 21 drawing. Since noticket matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, the excitement continues togrow for the Friday, February 24, 2006 drawing, which will have an estimatedjackpot of $203 million.

Tuesday's winning numbers were: 14-23-27-36-45 and the Mega Ball numberwas 36.

You can't come closer to winning the jackpot than the 19 tickets thatmatched the first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Thosetickets were purchased in California (6), Illinois (2), Michigan (3), New York(4), Ohio (2), Texas (1) and Virginia (1).

This jackpot has been growing since January 6, when Mega Millions had itsmost recent jackpot winner. The jackpot has now rolled 13 times without awinner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176 million.The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40.

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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