Mega Millions jackpot up to $550 million; next chance to win is Tuesday

Posted on: 11:35 am, December 14, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:34am, December 16, 2013

Mega jackpot

There was no winner in the Mega Millions lottery Friday, pushing the jackpot to $550 million, lottery officials said.

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 20 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, 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.