Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $82 Million - Saturday 25th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – A total of 617,037 tickets wonprizes in the Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Mega Millions drawing, as players fromcoast to coast are watching the jackpot grow. Since no ticket matched all sixnumbers to win the estimated $68 million jackpot, the jackpot for the Friday,March 24, 2006 drawing grows to an estimated $82 million.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 04-16-17-28-31 and the MegaBall number was 08.

Seven tickets came within a heartbeat of winning the jackpot. Eachmatched the first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Thosetickets were purchased in Illinois (1), New Jersey (2), New York (3) andVirginia (1).

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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