Mega Millions jackpot grows to over $200 million

Mega Millions tickets

December 24, 2011 1:19:19 PM PST
If you wake up Christmas morning to find you didn't get exactly what you wanted, you might want to consider playing the Mega Millions lottery.

The estimated jackpot grew to $206 million after Friday's draw after nobody won the grand prize Friday night.

The cash option for a one-lump sum is $151.9 million, enough to deliver anyone's post-Christmas wish within reason.

The winning numbers on Friday were 3, 5, 8, 18, 29 and the Mega Ball was 14.

The next drawing will be held on Dec. 27.

The last Mega Millions winning ticket was purchased in Paso Robles in early November. The Mega Millions lottery is played in over 40 states.