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Lottery: Mega Millions grows to $449M for Tuesday drawing

Mary Mongelluzzo, of West Hempstead, bought tickets for

Mary Mongelluzzo, of West Hempstead, bought tickets for the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, July 1, 2016. There were no top prize winners. Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

The Mega Millions jackpot has swelled to $449 million after no grand prize winners emerged in Friday’s drawing, according to the New York Lottery website.

The sum remains the third-largest grand prize in the history of the multistate lottery game. The next drawing is Tuesday.

On Friday, two players won $1 million each by matching five numbers — 20, 41, 42, 45 and 49 — but missing the Mega Ball of 14, according to the lottery website. Those tickets were sold in New York and Massachusetts.

Days earlier, the jackpot rose to $415 million after no tickets matched all six numbers in the June 28 drawing, pushing it past a $414 million grand prize in March 2014.

The game’s two largest jackpots are $656 million in March 2012 and $648 million in December 2013.

With Gary Dymski

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