Mega Millions jackpot reaches $970M after no one wins Tuesday’s jackpot; Powerball prize now $730M

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In a news release early Wednesday, Mega Millions said no ticket matched all six numbers to win Tuesday’s $865 million jackpot. That means Friday’s prize will be an estimated $970 million – the second-highest in Mega Millions history and third-highest for any lottery, the release said.

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According to the Mega Millions website, the winning numbers drawn Tuesday night were 10, 19, 26, 28, 50 and Mega Ball 16. Eleven tickets matched five numbers to win a second prize of at least $1 million, including two that included the optional Megaplier to win $2 million, the lottery said. Both of those tickets were sold in Florida, according to the website.

The news comes hours before the Powerball lottery’s Wednesday night drawing for an estimated $730 million jackpot.

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