Mega Million Jackpot Rises to $68 Million - Wednesday 22nd of March 2006

UNITED STATES Countless Mega Millions playersfrom coast to coast had their eyes on the prize in the Friday, March 17, 2006drawing. A total of 636,538 tickets won prizes, including three tickets thatwon $250,000. No ticket matched all six numbers to win Friday's jackpot, sothe jackpot for the Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Mega Millions drawing grows to anestimated $68 million.

The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were: 08-11-23-48-52 and the MegaBall number was 05

The three tickets that won $250,000 did so by matching the first fivenumbers and only missing the Mega Ball number. Those tickets were purchasedin Illinois, Ohio 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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