Friday the 13th proves to be unlucky; Mega Millions soars to $550 million

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No one was lucky on Friday, December 13.

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.

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