Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumps to $415 million

Vera Washington
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, Vera Washington of Chicago, buys lotto tickets at the K&D Marathon station in Hammond, Ind. Illinois Lottery ticket sales have plummeted since lottery officials announced delaying payouts over $600 because of the state budget impasse. Data obtained by The Associated Press through an information request show gross sales in October _ including for instant tickets and Mega Millions _ were the lowest in 2015. In mid-October, the lottery announced anyone winning over $600 wouldn’t get their money right away because money in the account used to pay those winnings was running out, sending regular players across state boarders to buy tickets.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in Tuesday’s drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery and the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will grow to $415 million.

One ticket each with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold in New Jersey and Texas. They are each worth $1 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association which conducts the game.

The numbers drawn were 15, 17, 20, 35, 55 and the Mega number was 7. The estimated jackpot was $390 million.

The drawing was the 31st since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 258,890,850, according to the Mega Millions website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 14.71.

The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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