Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $138 Million - Tuesday 4th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions players from coast tocoast are feeling the excitement as the jackpot continues to grow. WhenFriday's winning numbers were drawn, they turned 870,263 tickets into MegaMillions winners, including nine tickets that came within one number ofhitting the jackpot. However, no ticket matched all six numbers to win the$117 million jackpot. That means the jackpot for the Tuesday, April 4, 2006Mega Millions drawing grows to an estimated $138 million.

The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were: 04-07-19-50-52 and the MegaBall number was 15.

Nine tickets came within a heartbeat of hitting the jackpot. Each matchedthe first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Those ticketswere purchased in California (1), Michigan (3), New Jersey (2), New York (2)and Washington (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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