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Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $550 Million After No Winners

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached its fourth-highest prize ever Saturday morning after a winning ticket wasn't sold Friday.
Posted at 9:31 AM, Dec 14, 2013

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached its fourth-highest prize ever Saturday morning after a winning ticket wasn't sold Friday. 

The jackpot has climbed from $425 million to a whopping $550 million. To win all that green, the winning ticket must match all six numbers drawn. (Via WOOD)

Those numbers on Friday were 19, 24, 26, 27, 70, with a Mega Ball number of 12. (Via Mega Millions

About 32 percent of the possible combinations of those numbers have been sold. (Via NBC)

This jackpot has been growing since Oct. 1, with 21 failed drawings. (Via WCNC)

"The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever? A $656 million jackpot in March of 2012." ​(Via WDRB)

That was split between three ticket holders. The chances this time of winning all six digits is about 1 in 259 million. But still, the country seems to remain hopeful: Virginia ticket sales were up by 600 percent before Friday's drawing, and Oregon saw a 400 percent rise. (Via USA Today)

But not everyone went home empty-handed Friday — at least two people won $1 million. The next drawing is on Tuesday.