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Mega Millions prize jumps to fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history

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The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $1.35 billion after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night – the white balls 7, 13, 14, 15, and 18, plus the gold Mega Ball 9.

During the drawing, there was a total of 6,154,167 winning tickets that won prizes ranging from two to three million dollars.

Sixteen tickets across the nation matched the five white balls to win the game’s second-tier prize. Three of them, one each in Connecticut, Florida, and New York, included the optional Megaplier, which was three on Tuesday night.

The other 13 second-tier winning tickets are worth the standard $1 million each. They were sold in California, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

As for the third tier, 215 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball, with 41 of those tickets worth $30,000 each. The other 174 third-tier winning tickets are worth $10,000 each.

So far, there have been a total of almost 33.3 million winning tickets sold in the 25 drawings since the jackpot was last won on October 14. These include 68 worth $1 million or more won in 24 different states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Now, the jackpot, which is worth an estimated $707.9 million in cash, will be up for grabs again during the next drawing on Friday. If won, the prize would be the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history as well as the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

The only Mega Millions jackpot larger than Friday’s estimated prize is the game record of $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.

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