Mega Millions jackpot still growing

Posted at 12:49 AM, Mar 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-25 00:49:24-04

There was no jackpot winner in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, which means the jackpot continues to grow.

The Virginia Lottery says it’s now estimated at $356 million for the Tuesday drawing. That would make it the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. This Mega Millions jackpot is the largest since January 4, 2011, when it reached $380 million.

The winning numbers in Friday’s drawing were 6-17-19-20-21 and the Mega Ball number was 20. More than 81,000 Virginia tickets won prizes ranging from $2 to $40,000.

Seven Mega Millions jackpots have been won in Virginia since the game began in 2002.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. The Virginia Lottery says the odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176 million. The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40.