Written By Rana G on Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 4:40 AM
Mega Millions winning lottery numbers drawn Friday night were: 22, 24, 31, 52 and 54. The Mega Ball is 4.
After two consecutive weeks with no jackpot winners, the Mega Millions lottery offered a big payout -- $312 million dollars.
The jackpot is the sixth largest in California history.
Higher-than-expected ticket sales boosted the prize from $304, the figure that was previously announced.
People lined up early Friday morning at Bluebird Liquor in Hawthorne to buy their tickets. The store has sold numerous winning lotto tickets.
If just one person matches all six numbers in Friday night's drawing, he or she would receive either a $198 million lump sum, or about $12 million a year for 26 years.