Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $56 Million - Wednesday 15th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – So you think nobody won Tuesday'sMega Millions drawing? Not so. Even without a jackpot winner, there weremore than 500,000 winning tickets. That includes eight tickets that camewithin just one number of hitting the jackpot. Now the jackpot for theFriday, March 17, 2006 Mega Millions drawing grows to an estimated annuityvalue of $56 million.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 27-28-30-42-50 and the MegaBall number was 22.

Those eight tickets that each matched the first five numbers and onlymissed the Mega Ball number were purchased in California, Georgia, Illinois,Massachusetts, Michigan (2), New York and Washington.

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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