Mega Millions jackpot at $205M before winning numbers drawing

November 26, 2013 (CHICAGO)

The winning numbers from Friday's drawing were: 17 - 23 - 35 - 36 - 44 and the Mega Ball was 8. While no one won Friday night's jackpot, more than 102,000 Illinoisans won prizes ranging from $15,000 to $3.

Last month, Mega Millions was revamped to include larger, faster growing jackpots; second-place prizes of at least $1 million and better odds of winning smaller cash prizes. The game retained its $1 ticket price, as well as the optional Megaplier (costs an extra $1) that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to five.

Current jackpot is $205 million with a cash option of $110 million; after withholding: $77 million
Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:258,890,850
Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game played in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands for a total of 44 jurisdictions
Mega Millions jackpots start at $15 million
Drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. CST

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