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Mega Millions jackpot increases to $230M

November 28, 2013 at 1:36 am | News Desk


The Mega Millions is back in the big-jackpot game, as according to Lottery officials the Nov. 26 drawing uses the new matrix for Mega Millions. 

The new matrix features more numbers for Match 5 and fewer Mega numbers; the changes give players a chance to win more prizes. The changes are supposed to increase the size of jackpots.

According to the Mega Millions official website, 5 tickets in the multi-state lottery game matched 5 numbers, winning $1 million each. (The $1 million prize is an increase from $250,000.) The tickets were purchased in Florida, Illinois, New York (2) and Texas.

Tuesday’s drawing also produced the game’s first-ever $5 million winner, on the heels of a $3 million winner on Friday – larger amounts than any secondary prize in Powerball.

No one matched all the numbers drawn Tuesday night — 27, 44, 59, 74 and 75, with a Mega Ball of 3 — but five tickets matched the first five.

A Texas ticket won $5 million for also having the $1 Megaplier prize-multiplier option. Since the Megaplier came up 5, the usual $1 million prize was multiplied by 5. New York had two $1 million winners, and Florida and Illinois had one apiece.

Friday night, a North Carolina ticket won $3 million.

In Michigan, there were no major Mega Millions winners on Nov. 26, according to Michigan Lottery officials:

The next Mega Millions drawing is Nov. 29. The jackpot will be $230 million.

Tonight’s Classic Lotto 47 jackpot is $1.25 million. The drawing is 7:29 p.m. Deadline 7:08 p.m.

Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $180,000. The drawing is also 7:29 p.m. Deadline 7:08 p.m.

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is $60 million (Nov. 27). The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Deadline 9:45 p.m. (in Michigan).

Also, the Michigan Lottery has joined a new daily game, Poker Lotto. More than 29,000 players won at least $2 on Nov. 26.

The next drawing is at 7:29 tonight. Deadline 7:08 p.m. Poker Lotto gives players a chance to play two games, an instant game at each retail terminal where the players see their cards drawn; and those same cards are good for the nightly drawing.

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