Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $16 Million - Saturday 24th of June 2006

UNITED STATES – Mega Millions players across thecountry can play for a larger jackpot this week. When Tuesday's winningnumbers were drawn, they turned 347,568 tickets into Mega Millions winners.Each of those tickets matched one of Mega Millions' nine prize levels. Thatincludes one ticket that only missed the jackpot by one number the MegaBall number. Since no ticket matched all six numbers to win the estimated$12 million jackpot, the jackpot grows to an estimated $16 million for theFriday, June 23, 2006 drawing.

The winning numbers in Tuesday's drawing were: 11-21-37-53-54 and the MegaBall number was 12.

The single ticket that matched the first five numbers and only missedthe Mega Ball number was purchased in New York.

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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