|Drawing Date||Mega Ball||Megaplier|
|Tuesday, December 10, 2013||5||12||22||41||65||13||2|
|Friday, December 06, 2013||11||29||44||63||64||3||3|
|Tuesday, December 03, 2013||7||12||41||44||59||3||3|
|Friday, November 29, 2013||9||41||43||47||57||5||4|
|Tuesday, November 26, 2013||27||44||59||74||75||3||5|
|Friday, November 22, 2013||17||23||35||36||44||8||3|
|Tuesday, November 19, 2013||14||15||29||49||63||2||3|
|Friday, November 15, 2013||25||44||49||54||63||8||4|
|Tuesday, November 12, 2013||20||30||32||42||71||15||5|
|Friday, November 08, 2013||41||42||51||57||65||7||2|
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has been boosted to $425 million because of heavy sales.
Paula Otto, the Virginia Lottery's executive director and Mega Millions' lead director, says sales are 40 percent ahead of projections prompting the game to boost the jackpot for Friday night's draw.
A winner choosing the cash option would win $228 million before taxes.
In New York state, tickets are selling at a pace of $500,000 an hour Friday morning. The state's lottery spokeswoman, Christy Calicchia says sales are normally between $60,000 and $70,000 an hour.
The winning ticket must match the six numbers drawn. About 32 percent of the possible combinations of numbers have been sold.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) --Here's a happy problem: Deciding whether to take some Mega Millions money now or take all of it over 30 years.
There's an estimated $400 million jackpot at stake in Friday night's drawing, which is scheduled for 11 p.m. Eastern time.
The Mega Millions organizers say the cash option on the $400 million would be $216 million.
Forty-seven-year-old Scott Byerly, of Ankeny, Iowa, doesn't expect he'll have to solve the happy problem -- or win -- but says he's "buying the tickets to daydream."
The winning ticket must match the six numbers drawn. The odds of that are about 1 in 176 million. Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.