Mega Millions goes to $252 million

With no winner on Friday night, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot has gone up to $252 million dollars.

Stores across the Rio Grande Valley reported brisks sales throughout the week and are ready for another round of people hoping to win big.

A total of 1,964,485 tickets from coast to coast won prizes in the Friday, August 21, Mega Millions drawing.

The winning numbers were 9-38-44-48-49 and the Mega Ball number was 13.

The next drawing is on Tuesday night for a $252 million dollar jackpot and a $159.2 million dollar cash value option.

The jackpot has now rolled 13 times without a winner.

The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1in 176 million while the odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are approximately 1 in 40.

Mega Millions is played in 12 states -- California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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