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Feeling lucky? Friday's Mega Millions jackpot balloons to $221 million
Feeling lucky? Friday's Mega Millions jackpot balloons to $221 million

The jackpot for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, which includes California, is estimated to balloon to $221 million for Friday’s drawing, lottery officials announced. Players failed to match all six numbers during Tuesday’s drawing, though one person in Minnesota won $1 million by matching five of them. The jackpot has been rolling over since Nov. 4, when one ticket in New York won a $326-million jackpot, the eighth largest in the game’s history. The jackpot, before taxes, would have an estimated cash value of $144 million, according to the California Lottery. The game is played in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The largest lottery...

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