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Not chump change: MEGA Millions lottery jackpot rises to $241 million

Nobody won the California Lottery's MEGA Millions jackpot on Friday, so Tuesday's jackpot grows to $241 million.

Three MEGA Millions tickets sold in California matched five out of six numbers in Friday night’s draw and are worth $326,163 each.


The tickets were sold in Santa Ysabel, Nipomo and Los Angeles.

Read the original report on the MEGA Millions prize at NBCLosAngeles.com

In 2005, the first year California joined MEGA Millions, one ticket hit and a lucky Golden State resident won more than $300 million.

The tickets matched the numbers 43, 51, 53, 29, and 28, missing only the Mega number of 7.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.

MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 43 other jurisdictions (41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

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Players pick five numbers from 1 to 56 plus a Mega number from 1 to 46. Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST.

Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s MEGA Millions site for more information.

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