Friends #14 Santa played the Mega Millions

Time to check your tickets…

Santa left a chance to win $208 million in my stocking on Sunday.  The winning numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing were selected at 11 p.m. Here are the lucky numbers: 23, 32, 33, 39 and 43.

The Mega Ball was 8.

The jackpot is estimated at $206 million, which is $151.9 million for players who choose the cash option.  No one has won in the 43-state lottery since Nov. 1, when Charles Hairston of Paso Robles, Calif. won $78 million.

In the last drawing, which took place Friday night, the top prize was valued at $173 million, but no one matched all six numbers, uplifting the jackpot to $206 million.

In Friday’s drawing, 31 tickets across the nation matched the first five numbers, but not the Mega Ball, including three tickets from New Jersey. Each of those ticket holders won a prize of $250,000.

So isn’t about time you or someone you know hit it?  What would you do?  If not, it was fun to sit down tonight with family members whose stockings were filled with a chance for some extra holiday cash!