Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $162 Million - Sunday 9th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The jackpot is growing even larger,and Mega Millions players from coast to coast are the winners! A total of975,307 tickets won prizes in the Tuesday, April 4, 2006 drawing. Since noticket matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, the excitement continues togrow for the Friday, April 7, 2006 drawing, which will have an estimatedjackpot of $162 million.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 9-25-48-51-56 and the MegaBall number was 7. Eight 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 California (3), Georgia (1), Michigan (1), New York(2) and Virginia (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 Eastern Time, 10:00 PM Central Time and 8:00 PM Pacific Time.

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