Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $220 Million - Saturday 15th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – A total of 1,147,854 ticketswon prizes in the Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Mega Millions drawing, as playersfrom coast to coast are watching the jackpot grow. Since no ticket matchedall six numbers to win the estimated $189 million jackpot, the jackpot forthe Friday, April 14, 2006 drawing grows to an estimated $220 million.

Pari-mutuel prizes means that prize amounts vary with the number oftickets sold and the number of winning tickets in each prize category.

17 tickets came within a heartbeat of winning the jackpot. Each matchedthe first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Those ticketswere purchased in California (6), Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Maryland (1),New York (3), Ohio (1) and Washington (1).

This jackpot has been growing since February 28, when Mega Millions hadits most recent jackpot winner. The jackpot has now rolled 12 times withouta winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176million. The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes areapproximately 1 in 40.

Mega Millions is played in 12 states: California, Georgia, Illinois,Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas,Virginia and Washington.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PMEastern Time, 10:00 PM Central Time and 8:00 PM Pacific Time.

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