Mega Millions Rises to $54 Million - Wednesday 10th of May 2006

UNITED STATES – The Mega Millions jackpotcontinues to create excitement, as a total of 565,694 tickets from coast tocoast were winners in the Friday, May 5 drawing. Since no ticket matchedall six numbers to win the estimated $54 million jackpot, the jackpot forthe Tuesday, May 9, 2006 drawing grows to an estimated $66 million.

The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were: 08-20-39-53-55 and theMega Ball number was 10.

A total of 4 tickets came within a heartbeat of winning the jackpot, bymatching the first five numbers and only missing the Mega Ball number.Those tickets were purchased in Georgia (1), New Jersey (1), Ohio (1) andVirginia (1).

This jackpot has been growing since April 18, when Mega Millions hadits most recent jackpot winner in Ohio. The jackpot has now rolled fivetimes without a winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximatelyone in 176 million. 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.

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