$290 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Set For Friday

Someone who purchased a Mega Millions ticket at a Hammond liquor store in Pennsylvania for Tuesday night’s drawing is going to be $1 million richer. The winning numbers drawn were 1-4-6-11-14 MB: 30.

According to a press release issued by the Hoosier Lottery, the ticket was sold at Nick’s Liquor Mart, 4702 Calumet Avenue. The ticket matched the first five numbers but not the Megaball number. The player purchased the Megaplier option for $1, the ticket’s worth jumped from $250,000 to $1 million.

The Megalpier picked in Tuesday’s drawing was 4. No one matched all six numbers, making Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot worth $290 million. The lump sum payment of $205 million is currently the fifth largest all-time as of Wednesday evening, in either the Mega Millions or Powerball games, and could become the third biggest ever by Friday’s drawing.

The third largest cash sum was $214 million from a Mega Millions drawing in Aug. 2009.

The record jackpot won in Pennsylvania is $115.5 million, which was split by 14 winners in the state’s Super 7 in April 1989. The largest Powerball jackpot won on a ticket purchased in the state is $110.3 million in May 2002.

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot isn’t a record for the game, which is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was $390 million on March 6, 2007.

The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled over 16 times since its last winner on Jan. 27. Tickets are $1. You can watch the drawing at 11:20 p.m. Friday on WGAL Channel 8.
Your chances of winning are 1 in 175.7 million.

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