Two Mega Millions tickets sold in Philadelphia are worth $250,000 each for matching the first five numbers drawn last night: 1, 6, 13, 20 and 51.

They just missed the jackpot, since they only missed the Mega Ball, which was 31.

Nobody won the top Mega Million prize, so the annuity for Friday's drawing rose to $154 million, with the cash payout up to $115 million.

Those are less than the $222 million annuity and the $144.5 million cash payout up for grabs in Powerball tonight, but Mega Millions is a better value, costing $1 per ticket compared to the $2 for Powerball.

The Philadelphia tickets were sold at Akash News, 1601 Market St., and at the Hess station at 3300 Grays Ferry Ave.

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