Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $170 Million - Tuesday 21st of February 2006

A total of 1,261,571 tickets wonprizes in the Friday, February 17, 2006 Mega Millions drawing, as players fromcoast to coast are watching the jackpot grow. Since no ticket matched all sixnumbers to win the estimated $145 million jackpot, the jackpot for theTuesday, February 21, 2006 drawing grows to an estimated $170 million.

The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were: 16-25-31-43-46 and the MegaBall number was 28.

Pari-mutuel prizes means that prize amounts vary with the number oftickets sold and the number of winning tickets in each prize category.

14 tickets came within a heartbeat of winning the jackpot. Each matchedthe first five numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number. Those ticketswere purchased in California (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Maryland (3),Michigan (1), New York (3), Texas (1) and Virginia (1).

Mega Millions is played in 12 states: California, Georgia, Illinois,Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginiaand Washington.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM EasternTime, 10:00 PM Central Time and 8:00 PM Pacific Time.

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