Whelp, We're Still Not Mega Millions Winners

Odds: 175,000,000 to one. But why let that stop you?

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    Get out that No. 2 pencil and choose.

    Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing was another night of disappointment.

    The winning numbers were: 3, 12, 19, 22, 40 and the Mega number was 2.

    Unfortunately, none of us had it.

    The drawing was the 14th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. A ticket sold in New York for the July 7 draw had all six numbers and was worth $133 million.

    Tuesday's drawing was for a whopping $252 million. That's the biggest pot in 18 months.

    And it looks like it's going to get bigger.

    Mega Millions is played in 11 states outside California so the competition is stiff. We were up against relatives and friends in Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

    The odds of winning? Not good. They are more than 175 million to one.

    More than 95 percent of California lottery ticket sale money is returned to the community in education funding, prizes and retail commissions, according to the organization. Since the lottery was created in 1985, it has contributed almost $21 billion of its $56 billion in total sales to California schools.