One Mega Millions Ticket Wins $265 Million - Friday 21st of April 2006

UNITED STATES – A single Mega Millions ticketmatched all six numbers in the Tuesday, April 18, 2006 drawing, and nowplayers are checking their tickets to see who won the estimated $265million jackpot. The jackpot-winning ticket, which was purchased inCincinnati, Ohio, matched the numbers 13-14-25-34-50 and the Mega Ballnumber 6.

But the holder of that winning ticket is not the only Mega Millionswinner in Tuesday's drawing. More than 1.8 million tickets won prizesranging from $2 all the way up to the jackpot. A total of 21 tickets camewithin just one number of hitting the jackpot. They matched the first fivenumbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Those tickets were sold inCalifornia (2), Georgia (1), Illinois (2), Michigan (1), New Jersey (4),New York (4), Ohio (2), Texas (2), Virginia (1) and Washington (2).

This ranks as the sixth-highest Mega Millions jackpot ever. MegaMillions' largest jackpot ever was on May 9, 2000, when the jackpot for theBig Game (the forerunner of Mega Millions) grew to $363 million. There weretwo winning tickets in that drawing: one in Michigan and one in Illinois.

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

The jackpot for the Friday, April 21, 2006 Mega Millions drawing is $12million.

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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