One of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher after no tickets sold matched all six winning numbers for the $425 million jackpot.
Mega Millions officials raised the amount to $550 million for the next drawing, which is scheduled for 11 p.m., Tuesday but with ticket sales expected to rise, the jackpot could exceed $550 million. The jackpot is the second largest pot in the 17 year game history and the fourth-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The winning numbers were 19-24-26-27-70, Mega Ball: 12
Although no one hit the grand prize, nine lucky winners are $1 million richer after matching the first five numbers. Those tickets were sold in Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey and two each in Florida, Michigan and New York, according to lottery officials.