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Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Over $600 Million

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Over $600 Million

This was only the fifth Christmas Day draw ever.

"If a jackpot prize is not claimed within the required time limit (which varies by state), each participating state in the Mega Millions game will get back all the money that state contributed to the unclaimed jackpot".

The numbers were 2,8,42,43,50 and the Mega Ball was 6.

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After no one won the jackpot on Tuesday, the prize is now up to a whopping $348 million, with a $210.2 million cash option.

Mega Millions winning numbers: Are you the lucky victor? If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the jackpot for the next drawing. Whoever holds the winning ticket has until April to come forward and claim the prize.

Both games offer players nine ways to win.

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The pot, which has a value calculated on the basis of a 29-year payout, is drawn from sales in 44 states.

"Each state uses its unclaimed lottery prizes for different purposes", the Mega Millions' website explains.

The ticket was sold in SC, but the victor has yet to come forward, according to Mega Millions.

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Monte said he only plays Mega Millions and thought he had won $40,000 from the drawing, but he won $4 million. The Powerball jackpot is an estimated $294 million with a cash option of $177.6 million.