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Holiday Jackpot? Mega Millions Climbs Again to $415M

The prize grew again since no tickets matched Tuesday's drawing

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    Since Mega Millions began in 2002, there have been four jackpots won around the July 4 holiday.

    The Mega Millions jackpot rolled once again on Tuesday night, reaching an estimated $415 million after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn.

    The numbers drawn on Tuesday were: 15, 17, 20, 35, 55 plus Mega Ball 7.

    The jackpot rose to $390 million ahead of Tuesday's drawing. But with no winning ticket sold, a $415 million or $286 million cash jackpot is up for grabs on Friday, July 1, just in time for the holiday weekend. 

    It's the third-largest prize in Mega Millions history and the biggest prize offered in the game since Dec. 17, 2013, when two tickets sold in California and Georgia split a $648 million jackpot.

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    The largest Mega Millions jackpot was won on March 30, 2012, when three tickets shared a $656 million prize.

    The largest single-ticket jackpot was $326 million, which was won on Nov. 4, 2014.

    Since Mega Millions began in 2002, there have been four jackpots won around the July 4 holiday:

    • July 2, 2004: $294 million won in Massachusetts
    • July 1, 2011: $107 million won in Virginia
    • July 3, 2012: $85 million won in New York
    • July 5, 2013: $79 million won in Michigan

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    Quick thinking and protective, the mother was able to chase down 29-year-old Dustin Sherman and wrestle her child from his arms.

    "He was carrying her like he was carrying his own child," the mother said. "He was holding her close you know trying to hold her really close to him and that bothered me really bad."

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

    Nevada, Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska and Hawaii are the only non-participating states.