$200 million up for grabs in Mega Millions

December 28, 2010 8:30:01 PM PST
The jackpot has jumped to $200 million for tonight's Mega Millions drawing on 6abc.

Winning Numbers:
06-18-36-40-49, Mega Ball: 7
(six, eighteen, thirty-six, forty, forty-nine; Mega Ball: seven)

The prize had swelled to $196 million, but topped $200 million on Tuesday due to "better than expected sales," according to officials with Mega Millions.

$200 million is the annuity value of the jackpot. The cash value will be $127.3 million.

Nobody won the jackpot for the $168 million prize on Christmas Eve. A total of 11 people matched all 5 numbers, but not the Mega Ball. Each of them won $250,000.

The last Mega Millions jackpot winner was from the Oct. 29 drawing and the current jackpot run began on Nov. 2. There have been 16 draws without a jackpot winner, and tonight's drawing is the 17th in the current run.

You can watch the next Mega Millions drawing tonight on Action News at 11 right after AccuWeather.

Overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-40; odds of winning the jackpot are about 1-in-175.7 million.

Tickets can be bought in Pa., N.J., and Delaware.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever was $390 million on March 6, 2007, shared by winners in Dalton, Ga., and New Jersey.

If a single jackpot-winning ticket for tonight's Mega Millions drawing were sold in Pennsylvania, it would be the largest jackpot ever won in the history of the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Online: Megamillions.com


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