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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $216M for Friday, Feb. 28

Friday night's cash option is $119 million


The Mega Millions jackpot is already above the $200 million-mark even though it’s only been a week since someone won a $425 million jackpot.

Mega MillionsA $195 million jackpot was at stake during Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing but no one matched the winning numbers. Lottery hopefuls will be looking to get a ticket for Friday night’s drawing as the jackpot has risen to at least $216 million with a cash option prize of $119 million.

Tuesday night’s numbers were 12, 18, 25, 35, and 66. The Mega Ball was 15 and the Megaplier was five. Two ticket holders in Arizona and Maryland won $1 million each as they matched all five numbers but did not match the Mega Ball.

Meanwhile, the Powerball for tonight is at $50 million. Last week’s winner won the sixth-largest jackpot in the U.S. and the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball.

The largest jackpot ever in the U.S. is a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot from March 2012 which included three winning tickets.

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