Mega Millions jackpot tops $500 mln for only fourth time

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Numbers have been drawn for a giant lottery jackpot in the U.S. of at least United States $521 million. The prize is now worth $521 million, with a cash payout of $317 million before taxes.

The winning numbers drawn on Friday night were 11, 28, 31, 46, and 59 with a "mega Ball" of 1.

A Mega Millions ticket costs $2.

The lucky ticket was sold to a player in New Jersey.

If no winning ticket has been sold, the jackpot will once more roll over into next week, at that point likely becoming the third-largest jackpot ever.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Numbers have been drawn for a giant lottery jackpot of at least $521 million. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia) 5. It's a 1 in 12,607,306 shot to win the second prize of at least $1 million by matching five numbers. Jackpot winners must match all six numbers in a drawing.

"The last couple of days we sold a lot of tickets.so I don't know if it's a guy, a woman, or who it is", Riad said.

"Purchase, purchase, purchase! All you need is one", Nelson said.

It's the nation's tenth largest lottery jackpot.

The recipient could choose the $521 million annuity payment option, doled out over the course of 29 years.

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