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Final Mega Millions Tally: $239 Million

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Final Mega Millions Tally: $239 Million

When the winner of the U.S. Mega Millions Lottery drawing comes forward they will get $239 million instead of the advertised $230 million Friday top prize.

Virginia lottery officials Monday said the jackpot was actually $9 million more because of strong ticket sales during the hour leading up to the Feb. 20 drawing.

One jackpot-winning ticket was purchased in Stephens City, Va., with all five winning numbers: 01-12-20-21-30 and the gold Mega Ball, 24.

"As if $230 million wasn't enough," said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Penelope Kyle, "exceptionally strong sales in the hour leading up to Friday's drawing pushed the actual jackpot amount a full $9 million higher than our estimated jackpot amount."

A single winner could take an annuity of $9.1 million a year for 26 years, or $17.49 per minute, before taxes.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tonight's drawing is $10 million.


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4 comments. Last comment 13 years ago by prob987.
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fja's avatar - gnome1

United States
Member #91
January 19, 2002
12356 Posts
Posted: February 24, 2004, 6:35 am - IP Logged

they should have used the 9 million on this rollover, but I guess you need to follow the rules on the game!

"Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

    repat's avatar - praying hands.jpg

    United States
    Member #3738
    February 16, 2004
    34 Posts
    Posted: February 25, 2004, 1:14 am - IP Logged

    Where's the winner?Lost the ticket again or what?

      HiFi's avatar - police

      United States
      Member #3792
      February 21, 2004
      198 Posts
      Posted: February 25, 2004, 1:53 am - IP Logged

      have you ever checked your numbers only to realize that you threw your ticket away because you checked it against YESTERDAY's numbers.  I did once.  hope thats not what happened to this guy

        New Jersey
        United States
        Member #3457
        January 22, 2004
        248 Posts
        Posted: February 25, 2004, 2:55 am - IP Logged

        I think you have to make careful preparations before going public on a prize this large.  I'm sure that's what the winner is doing.