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Numbers for Mega Millions' estimated $425 million jackpot released

A woman buys Mega Millions lottery tickets at a newsstand Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Philadelphia. Mega Millions, the lesser known lottery game alongside Powerball, is stepping up to the plate with an estimated $400 million jackpot for Friday's drawing, an amount that comes less than two months after a major game revamp that is supposed to create bigger jackpots and open potential players' wallets. The jackpot is the fifth largest ever in U.S. history and the second largest in Mega Millions history, trailing behind the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions' estimated $425 million jackpot were released Friday.

They were as follows: 19-24-26-27-70, Mega Ball: 12.

The current jackpot, which is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever and fifth-largest in U.S. history, has rolled over 20 times, and a winner from Friday night's drawing could have a cash option of $228 million before taxes.

A major game revamp to Mega Millions in October -- aimed at growing bigger jackpots in a shorter amount of time -- decreased the odds of a person winning the top prize to about 1 in 259 million. It was previously about 1 in 176 million, nearly the same odds as winning the Powerball jackpot. Still, the cost for a chance at winning millions with Mega Millions is just $1.

If no one won Friday night, the jackpot will increase to $550 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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