The winning numbers for the $356 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, the third-largest prize in the game's history, were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and Mega Ball 24, but they did not produce a winner, officials said.Read the rest here.
The lack of winner on Tuesday night's drawing means the estimated jackpot will grow to an estimated $476 million for a drawing Friday, according to the offical Mega Millions website. Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. EDT and Tuesday night's drawing took place in Atlanta, Ga.
Well look for all the people who are barely scraping by to be standing in long lines to throw their money away. I can understand dropping a buck on a ticket. I might do so myself if I don't have to wait in any lines. It's cheap entertainment (cheaper than a movie). But we are going to see millions of people who are dirt poor throwing $20, $50 and even $100 away on this foolishness. The only guaranteed winner is going to be the IRS.