No Tickets Sold With All 6 Mega Millions Numbers
Estimated Jackpot Grows To $290 Million
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There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Tuesday's drawing will grow to $290 million, the largest since July 2, 2004.Twenty-one tickets -- two each sold in California, Georgia, Illinois and New Jersey, five in New York, three in Arizona and one each in Maryland, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia -- had five numbers, but didn't have the Mega number.The two sold in California are each worth $579,888 while the other 19 are each worth $250,000, California Lottery officials announced. California law requires most major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.The numbers drawn tonight were 10, 12, 13, 35, 56 and the Mega number was 9. The estimated jackpot was $242 million.The drawing was the 15th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. A ticket with all six numbers for the Nov. 9 draw was sold in Ohio and was worth $25 million.The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 175,711,536, according to the Mega Millions Web site.The Mega Millions game is played in 41 states and the District of Columbia.California Lottery officials reminded the public that borrowing money to play the lottery, spending above a person's budget or using money intended for other purposes can ultimately lead to significant problems for players and their families.People with gambling problems or knowing individuals with gambling problems are advised to call the Problem Gambling Help Line, (800) Gambler.