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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $454M

The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $454 million after Friday's drawing failed to produce a grand prize winner.

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It is the third highest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's history and the highest since 2013, when players in California and Georgia split a $648 million prize.

No ticket matched all of the six numbers drawn Friday night, according to Mega Millions. The winning numbers were 20, 41, 42, 45 and 49, plus the Mega Ball 14.

Four tickets matched five of the winning numbers. Two of them, sold in Massachusetts and New York, were worth $1 million. Two others, sold in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, also chose the optional "Megaplier," which doubled the winnings and netted $2 million each.

More than 5.6 million winning tickets were sold at all prize levels, according to Mega Millions.

The jackpot has been growing since March 8, when Washington resident Michael Burkett won $157 million. In January, Nancy Viola won $169 million after buying a ticket in New York.

The next drawing will take place Tuesday.

Mega Millions is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jackpots start at $15 million.

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