Mega Millions: $230 Million Jackpot for Black Friday


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Feeling lucky? Need a little extra holiday cash? How about holiday cash for the rest of your life? This year Black Friday will not only kickoff the holiday shopping season, but you will also have the opportunity to hit an estimated $230 million Mega Millions jackpot. Or, you can skip the annuity payouts and take $125 million in cold hard cash.

That is if you hit all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. No one hit the jackpot on Tuesday, that's why the big prize money continues to grow. In fact, the last time a player hit all six correct numbers was on October 1, when a Maryland gentleman cashed in on a $189 million ticket.

Tuesday's numbers were: 27, 44, 59, 74, 75 and the Mega Ball 3. Even though nobody hit the Mega Ball number, five players won prizes between $1 million and $5 million.

If you're feeling lucky, Mega Millions is just "a $1 and a dream." Of course, your actual chances of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850 million. But people do win! And if a player (or players) hits the big jackpot, the payout will go all the way back down to $15 million. An additional $5 million per draw is added every time a player fails to win it all. The Mega Millions drawing takes place every Tuesday and Friday at 11 pm EST.

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