UPDATED: Friday 12/30/11
One very lucky ticket, bought in New York , has all of the important digits for last Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw. Those numbers: 23, 32, 33, 39, 43 and the Mega number 8. Three tickets purchased here in Cally missed only the Mega number. Each of those tickets is paying out $338, 106.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has leaped the $200 million mark. For weeks, players have not been able to match all six numbers in recent draws. Last Friday the winning digits were: 8, 3, 5, 29, 18, and the Mega number 14. No winner, so the jackpot skyrocketed to 206 million bucks!
Five tickets bought in the Golden State did come very close to winning it all. They had all but the Mega ball. Each is worth $155, 663. That will pay off a lot of holiday shopping and entertainment bills.
The next big Mega Millions draw is tomorrow, 8 p.m.