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Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Rises Past $600 Million
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The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $508 million after a drawing on Tuesday produced no winning ticket for the multi-state lottery prize, which now ranks as the seventh largest ever in the United States, officials said.

The lottery is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Before Tuesday night's drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot of $449 million would have been the seventh-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, including other games such as Powerball, lottery officials have said.

The numbers from the drawing on Tuesday were: 29, 46, 53, 64, 73 and 10, according to the Mega Millions website. There were seven million-dollar Match 5 tickets from that drawing. There was one million-dollar winning ticket each sold in California, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Friday's jackpot remains the third largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's history, behind a $648 million drawing in 2013. But the $508 million prize would make it the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. history, according to figures from lottery officials.

The odds of winning the jackpot in Mega Millions are one in nearly 259 million.

The current $508 million jackpot is worth $357 million if a winner chooses an immediate cash payout instead of an initial payment and then 29 annual payments, according to the Mega Millions website.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since the last winning ticket was sold in Washington state in March, earning the winner $157 million.

In January, three winning Powerball tickets were sold in Florida, Tennessee and California to claim a share of nearly $1.6 billion, the largest prize to have been won on a single lottery game anywhere in the world.