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NEW INFORMATION: Mega Millions $425 million jackpot winning numbers


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Friday night's winning numbers were 19-24-26-27-70, Mega Ball: 12. The multiplier was 2. Good luck!

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If you’ve bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket, you’ll want to check your numbers.

The jackpot is up to about $425 million.

Signs in stores were still saying the mega millions jackpot was at $400 million.

However, on Friday that was upped to an estimated $425 million and the cash option is about $228 million.

People we talked with are hoping to cash in.

“Gotta play to win,” said Schaarie Lawless.
“The most I’ve ever won was $100,” said Matt Pierce.

But what would you do with that amount of money?

“I would probably donate some to my church Olivet Lutheran Church and I would find myself laying on beach on a little island,” said Pierce.

“Probably help out all of my family and friends, give some to charity. Make their Christmases a little brighter,” said Lawless.

“I really have no idea, but I would probably get an account first of all, and a life coach,” said Tony Bernacchi.

“I wouldn’t have to worry about anything ever again. My family would be taken care of my children, my grandchildren,” said David Wilhelm.

However, the Wisconsin Lottery said your chances of winning aren’t great.

Your chances of winning the jackpot are one in 259 million, but despite the odds, some people we talked with said it’s worth a try.”

“There’s always a chance,” said Bernacchi.

“You can’t win if you don’t play,” said Wilhelm.

“You never know. Could just happen,” said Lawless.

Festival Foods said the number of customers goes up slightly when the jackpot is high.

“We’ll see a small increase of people, but we’ve got a lot of regulars that come in every week with those work pools hoping to hit that big jackpot,” said manager Kristie Hemmersbach.

But if you don’t win, will you still play?

“I will. There’s always a hope,” said Pierce.
“I’ve never won Power Ball and I keep playing that so, and I just won dollar on Mega Millions on Tuesday so hey,” said Wilhelm.

You can watch the Mega Millions drawing Friday at ten on channel 13.


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