No winner In Mega Millions, jackpot grows To $400 million

No winner In Mega Millions, jackpot grows To $400 million

No winner In Mega Millions, jackpot grows To $400 million

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by Associated Press & AZFamily.com

Associated Press & AZFamily.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 12:17 PM

BOSTON — Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be $400 million after no one matched all six numbers in Tuesday’s drawing.

But five tickets worth $1 million were sold in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and Ohio. Those tickets matched the first five numbers.

There’s no word what stores sold those tickets.

The winning numbers are: 5, 12, 22, 41, 65 and the Mega Ball 13.

To win, you need to match six numbers -- five from 1 to 75 and one from 1 to 15.

In addition to the jackpot, there are eight other winning combinations for prizes, of $1, $2, $5, $50, $500, $5,000 and $1 million.

The chance of winning the jackpot is 1 in nearly 259 million. The chance of winning any prize is 1 in 21.

According to The Daily Beast, one is more likely to:

1. Be killed by vending machine -- odds: 1 in 112 million.
2. Have identical quadruplets -- odds: 1 in 15 million.
3. Become president -- odds: 1 in 10 million.
4. Die from bee, hornet or wasp stings -- odds: 1 in 6.1 million.
5. Die from being left-handed -- odds: 1 in 4.4 million.

The 10 most-drawn balls are 44, 41, 42, 49, 54, 63, 2, 11, 20, and 29. The most-drawn gold ball is 3. The five least-drawn balls are 1, 4, 5, 8, and 10. The least-drawn gold ball is 4.

If you win the big prize, you have 60 days to choose a 30-year annuity or a lump-sum payment of about $184 million.

Tickets are $1. Sales stop at 7:59 p.m.

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