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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $143M
Saturday, April 17, 2010 posted 11:12 AM EDT
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot climbs to $143 million after no one matched all the numbers in Friday's drawing.
The winning numbers were 10, 16, 31, 48, and 50. The Mega Ball is 44.
Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m., and are broadcast live on NJN.
Mega Millions is a consortium of 12 member state lotteries. The largest payout so far for Mega Millions has been a $390 million
jackpot shared by a New Jersey couple from Cape May County and a truck driver in Georgia in 2007.
In March 2009, 10 co-workers from the information technology department of Chubb Insurance in White House station split a
$140 million jackpot.
The Powerball jackpot has also climbed in the past few weeks. The top payout for tonight's drawing is $212 million.