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$177 Million:" Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot

Jun 23, 2004, 7:29 am

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The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery grew to $177 million Wednesday, the largest jackpot in 4 months.

The last time the jackpot was $177 million was on Tuesday, February 17, 2004.  That drawing, the jackpot rolled over to $239 million, when it was won by J.R. Triplett, claiming the the second-biggest undivided jackpot in U.S. history.

None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $150 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Friday.

There were 14 second-prize winners from Tuesday night's drawing: 2 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Massachusetts, 3 from New Jersey, 4 from New York, 2 from Texas, and 1 from Virginia.  Those tickets are each worth $175,000.

Ninety-one players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number.  Those tickets are each worth $5,000.

The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were: 9, 10, 17, 41, and 52.  The Mega Ball number was 19.

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United States
Member #379
June 5, 2002
11296 Posts
Posted: June 23, 2004, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

The Mega millions group must think "177" is a lucky number...

    Morrison, IL
    United States
    Member #4657
    May 13, 2004
    1885 Posts
    Posted: June 24, 2004, 8:56 am - IP Logged

      As the article mentioned, in February, the Mega Millions jackpot was won one drawing after the jackpot was $177 million, at $239 million.

      On May 8 this year, the $213 million Powerball jackpot was won, after climbing from $170 million.

      If history repeats itself, there won't be a jackpot winner this Friday, but there will be one the following Tuesday, June 29.

      weshar75's avatar - Lottery-042.jpg
      Mcminnville, Oregon
      United States
      Member #3013
      December 13, 2003
      4681 Posts
      Posted: June 24, 2004, 11:30 am - IP Logged

      I would like to see this jackpot run go into July for 200 to 300 million!

        Greenwich, CT
        United States
        Member #4793
        May 24, 2004
        1822 Posts
        Posted: June 24, 2004, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

        As much as I would love to see