MegaMillions Jackpot Hits $415 Million

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UPDATE (10:30pm) – The winning numbers are 20-41-42-45-49-14.

Friday night’s MegaMillions jackpot drawing has reached an estimated $415 million dollars (or a cash option of $218 million before taxes).

It’s the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history according to Illinois Lottery officials.

The jackpot has continued to roll over because of the extremely long odds of winning it, with odds approaching 1-in-259 million.  During Tuesday’s drawing, not only did no one win the grand prize, but only one person in New Jersey matched the first five numbers for a $1 million prize.

Odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-15, and there were 208,000 prizes awarded during Tuesday’s drawing ranging from $1 to $10,000 lottery officials say.

Sales for Friday’s drawing close at 9pm CDT with the drawing at 10pm CDT.

‘Eyewitness News’ will have the winning numbers tonight on ‘Eyewitness News Local at 10:00’ on WTVO-17.

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