Winning numbers announced for $636 million Mega Millions jackpot

Winning numbers announced for $636 million Mega Millions jackpot

December 17th, 2013 by Wire Service and Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Tina Brown, right, helps men as quickly as she can as a line forms to purchase MegaMillions lottery tickets from the Mapco Mart #3542 off Rossville Boulevard were patrons attempt to win the estimated $636 million jackpot on Tuesday.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $636 million for Tuesday night's drawing, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

Here are the winning numbers: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39; Mega Ball: 7.

It's the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for weeks because of a game revamp that dramatically lowered the odds of winning the top prize to about 1 in 259 million.

It used to be about 1 in 176 million, nearly the same odds of winning a Powerball jackpot.