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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $586 Million

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(CNN) There was no winner in the Mega Millions lottery Friday, pushing the jackpot to $586 million, lottery officials said.

That drawing will be Tuesday.

The winning numbers for the $425 million Mega Millions were: 19, 24, 26, 27, 70 and Mega ball 12, lottery officials said Friday.

The Mega Millions jumped to more than $400 million, rolling over for the 20th time after no winner was picked in Tuesday’s drawing.

Odds of getting all six numbers correct for the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 259 million, according to the lottery company. You have more than 1,000 times better chance of an asteroid or comet killing you — and that’s using the long odds, according to Tulane University.

Which is to say, astronomical.

The latest probability is up from the old odds, which were about 1 in 175 million.

Of course, you’d probably have a hard time telling this to the trio from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland who split the record $656 million kitty last year.

It’s worth mentioning that you have a one-in-15 chance of winning something, even if it’s just getting your dollar back, while the odds of winning the second-place $1 million prize (that is, matching five balls but not the megaball) are about 1 in 18.5 million.


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