Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $400 Million, 2nd Largest Ever

11:42 AM, Dec 11, 2013   |    comments
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Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $400 million for the next draw. No one won the top prize of $344 million during Tuesday's drawing, lottery organizers told Reuters.

Your chance at the big pot is this Friday, December 13. Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays each week.

Payout: If the winner takes a cash prize instead of an annuity, it would amount to $216 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

Tuesday's prize had a cash payout option of $184 million. The winning numbers from, Tuesday, Dec. 10: 5, 12, 22, 41, 65 and 13.

No one has won the jackpot in more than two months, pushing the purse steadily higher, although it remains well below the record-setting $656 million won on March 30, 2012.

The next largest prizes in the 17-year history of Mega Millions were worth $390 million and $380 million.

Source: Reuters

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