Facebook hackers accessed more private information than previously revealed

Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hackers accessed much more private information in a recent Facebook breach than the social media giant previously revealed.

 Two weeks ago, Facebook announced that 50 million users were affected, with the possibility of an additional 40 million, so the company reset the "access tokens" or digital keys of the 90 million accounts.

The breach forced users to log back into their accounts.

On Friday, the company said there were actually fewer users -- 30 million -- who were affected by the breach.

But the hackers went deeper into users' profiles than initially thought, the company also said Friday.

Nearly half of those impacted -- approximately 14 million users -- had their "username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches," the company's vice president of product management Guy Rosen, wrote in a blog post.

These details were exposed sometime between Sept. 14 and Sept. 25 this year, when the company first discovered the security breach due to a sudden uptick in activity. But the software bugs made user information vulnerable from July 2017 to September 2018.

Previously, the company said only profile information exposed in the “View As” feature was accessed, which is basically a user’s name, gender and hometown.

From 400,000 to 30 million

The hackers didn't access all of the affected accounts immediately. The hack started with 400,000 profiles, then used the "Friends" and "Friends of Friends" features to get the "digital keys" for 30 million people, Rosen wrote.

Then, "for 15 million people, attackers accessed two sets of information – name and contact details (phone number, email, or both, depending on what people had on their profiles). For 14 million people, the attackers accessed the same two sets of information," Rosen wrote.

For some users, the last four digits of their credit card could have been accessed, Rosen said in a follow-up call with reporters.

The information the hackers accessed include timeline posts, lists of friends, Facebook groups, and "names of recent Messenger conversations." The company said the actual content of the messages was not revealed unless "a person in this group was a Page admin whose Page had received a message from someone on Facebook, the content of that message was available to the attackers."

Rosen said Facebook is cooperating with the ongoing FBI investigation into the breach, but would not give any details on who the hackers were or where they were based.

"We have not ruled out the possibility of smaller-scale attacks, which we’re continuing to investigate," he added.

"For 1 million people, the attackers did not access any information," Rosen said.

To find out if your account has been affected, Facebook has provided this link. Scroll to the bottom.

This attack did not include Messenger, Messenger Kids, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, Workplace, Pages, payments, third-party apps, or advertising or developer accounts, Rosen wrote.

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Dow plunges another 500 points, massive sell-off extends into 2nd day

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stock futures plunged 500 points Thursday, extending its two-day loss by more than 1300 points.

Dow Industrial Average Futures closed 546 points or 2.1 percent lower at 25,052.83, totaling more than 5 percent in losses since Tuesday's close.

The tech-centric NASDAQ ended 1.3 percent lower at 7,329.06. S&P 500 futures closed at 2,728.36, down 2 percent. Previously high-flying tech stocks extended losses on Thursday.

The two biggest U.S. companies continued losing value, with Amazon shares ending 2.0 percent lower and Apple shares closing down 0.9 percent.

The recent rise in interest rates, while not sudden, is adding to investors anxiety about the markets, Mike Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors, told ABC News.

"Quantitative easing was great -- the Fed was buying U.S. bonds. Now that they’re tapering off and not buying as much, but the government still has to issue bonds to fund the government. And nobody wants to buy bonds because rates are higher, and it costs more and you’re going to lose money because the Fed keeps raising rates. Why would I buy something that will cost me something in the future when I know it ahead of time?" Matousek said.

Growing trade tensions with China -- the largest holder of U.S. foreign debt by far -- is also adding to market insecurity.

As a result of the trade war, "China is selling our treasuries and bonds. If you borrow a lot of money from the bank, they own you. China is the bank," Matousek said.

President Trump defended his policies and continued his long-running feud with the Federal Reserve on Thursday, attacking its current policy of continuing to raise interest rates.

"It's a correction that I think is caused by the Federal Reserve, with interest rates," Trump said.

The central bank has raised rates three times this year and another rate hike is expected in December.

"We have interest rates going up at a clip that's much faster than certainly a lot of people, including myself, would have anticipated. I think the Fed is out of control. I think what they're doing is wrong," Trump added. "Under the Obama administration, you had a lot of help, because they had very little interest. You know, when you talk about economies, our economy is far better than that, but we have actually -- we're paying interest, and they weren't. They were using funny money."

"But I think the Fed is far too stringent, and they're making a mistake, and it's not right. And it's -- despite that, we're doing very well, but it's not necessary, in my opinion. And I think I know about it better than they do, believe me," Trump said.

He added that he would not fire Chairman Jerome Powell.

Wednesday 'Tech Wreck'

The benchmark Dow index fell 831 points to close at 25,598.74 on Wednesday, wiping out 3.2 percent of its value in the sharpest drop since February.

Paul Sankey, a managing director at Mizuho Securities, mentioned Wednesday's dramatic market slide in his morning note to investors.

"Obviously the backdrop was the 800 point drop in the Dow yesterday, which had the traders shouting 'tech wreck!' as I crossed the floor in the afternoon when the market slide turned into a rout," Sankey wrote.

The decline came amid a widespread sell-off on Wall Street, which spilled over into global markets overnight as investors reacted to the "sheer magnitude of the move," OANDA analyst Stephen Innes wrote in a note to investors.

"Equity markets were pulverized today as investors remain in full out retreat and even the most pessimistic of equity bears are still in shock by the sheer magnitude of the move," he added. "This meltdown isn't just a mild case of the sniffles suggesting the latest sneeze from the U.S. equity market could morph into a global markets pandemic."

Innes, the Singapore-based head of Head of Trading for Asia Pacific with OANDA, attributed the slide to a combination of factors, including the possibility further interest rate hikes and the battle over tariffs between the U.S. and China.

"President Trump's scathing and ramped-up attack on the Fed has the dollar bulls retreating as even the hint of political interference on monetary policy is unsettling," Innes said.

Asia stock indexes added to the global market's pain on Thursday, with benchmarks in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tokyo all skidding between 4 and 5 percent.

Japan's benchmark index tumbled about 3.9 percent, while China's key index fell 4.3 percent. Market indexes in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia also moved lower.

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Elon Musk commits to SEC settlement despite mocking tweets

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk's tweets may have mocked the Securities and Exchange Commission, but his court filings are serious about settling the fraud charges that the SEC had lodged against him.

As recently as Oct. 4, Musk issued a sarcastic tweet, describing the agency as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission,” despite having agreed to settlement terms a week earlier that his company, Tesla, would monitor his tweets and other communications.

However, on Thursday Musk and the SEC urged a federal judge to approve the terms of the proposed consent judgment that requires Musk to resign as Tesla’s chairman and personally pay a $20 million fine to the SEC. Tesla has to pay a separate $20 million fine, which the SEC said will be returned to investors.

The deal does not require Musk to admit that he misled investors when he tweeted about taking Tesla private in August at $420 a share. Musk later said the price was a reference to cannabis culture, which the entrepreneur thought would amuse his then-girlfriend, the musician Grimes.

“Tesla and Mr. Musk believe that a prompt resolution of these actions through settlement is in the best interest of investors and should be approved,” Tesla said in a statement within the joint filing Thursday.

The settlement also requires Musk to resign as Tesla's chairman for at least three years and for the company to appoint two independent board members. Musk will remain as CEO.

Terms of the settlement also require "implementation of mandatory procedures to oversee and preapprove Mr. Musk’s Tesla-related written communications that reasonably could contain information material to the company or its shareholders,” and goes on to demand an “experienced securities lawyer” who will enforce and approve Musk’s communications – including tweets.

Tesla made an SEC filing in 2013 that said Musk's tweets qualified as company disclosures. In the years since the filing, Musk has used Twitter to go on rants against short sellers, the media, and celebrities.

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Refugee-owned falafel shop in Tennessee voted the 'Nicest Place in America'

ABC News(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A falafel restaurant opened by a Syrian refugee in Tennessee has become a pillar in his community, and a gathering place for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to come together over food.

Yassin's Falafel House in Knoxville was the winner of this year's Reader's Digest Nicest Place in America accolade.

"America is the winner. Knoxville is the winner. Tennessee is the winner," the restaurant's owner, Yassin Terou, told "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts after learning he won. "It's not me."

He continued, "I think this is what makes us the winner, is the people in this country, not us."

The sign posted at the entrance to Terou's restaurant reads: "All sizes, all colors, all ages, all sexes, all cultures, all religions, all types, all beliefs, all people, safe here at Yassin’s Falafel House."

Roberts paid a visit to the restaurant earlier this year, where she met with Terou, a refugee who fled war in his home country of Syria seven years ago.

Now the owner of two wildly popular falafel restaurants in Tennessee, Terou has become a local symbol of the American dream

He said he feels he "had a second chance of life to be in United States."

“I just want to tell the American people, you are a great people," Terou said on "GMA." "Everybody loves you and we know you love everybody. We are going to keep this country great and we’re going to build it together."

Terou recalls it was not always smooth sailing when he first arrived in America, though, in part because he wasn't able to speak English very well.

He said he learned how to "handle hate with love."

"When you love and give your love to people, you are stronger than one who gives hate," he added.

Terou put Roberts to work in his kitchen, saying, "today we are making heart-shaped falafel," and showing her how to properly make the mix and fry them.

His restaurant is more than just about food, Terou added.

"Yassin's Falafel House is about family, about love, about building community," he said. "So we make sure when you get your food, you smile and feel love with it."

Many of the employees in his shop are also refugees, Terou added.

"I want to say thank you to Yassin," employee Hunar Muhammed told "GMA." "He give me a job ... he helped me a lot."

Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero said she feels the city has changed a lot in recent years, saying, "New businesses like Yassin's have come in."

"But also as a community, I think we're more welcoming," Rogero added.

Rogero said she believes Terou has "really torn down people's perceptions" of "refugees, of Muslims," in the "heart of Appalachia."

Terou said his final message for those who hear his story is: "We need to keep building bridges, we need to keep the American dream."

"This is in our hands," he added. "And we need to transfer it in a better situation for the next generation."

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British automaker Aston Martin has survived 7 bankruptcies. Now it wants you to invest in it.

Christopher Furlong/Getty Images(LONDON) -- For a storied automaker like Aston Martin, it’s hard to imagine that at one time the company was making just five cars a week at its original location in Newport Pagnell, England.

Best known as the getaway car of James Bond, Aston Martin has a complicated history includes a long line of owners -- and seven bankruptcies.

Andy Palmer, CEO since 2014, has steered the 105-year-old automaker through a hairpin turn by taking it public -- the first listing of a U.K. carmaker on the London Stock Exchange in three decades.

"The [initial] feedback from investors was better than expected," Evercore ISI auto analyst Arndt Ellinghorst told ABC News.

Aston Martin did a good job "selling the dream" to investors, he added, noting that Ferrari did the same in 2015 when it pitched itself as a luxury goods maker to Wall Street.

But the company will need to reassure investors that its aggressive growth strategy will not face any serious roadblocks, Ellinghorst said.

"Aston Martin has never really made money," he said. "It's really now about the execution of the plan. Aston Martin has to deliver."

Under Palmer's Second Century Plan, Aston Martin will debut a new model every year for the next seven years.

So far, three models have launched -- the DB11, DBS Superleggera and Vantage. The next model will be Aston Martin's first-ever SUV in 2019, followed by a mid-engine supercar and the all-electric, hyper-exclusive Rapide E sedan -- of which only 155 will be made.

The company's turnaround efforts were initially a culture shock to its 2,500 employees, according to Mike Duffy, Europe Editor of Car and Driver magazine.

"Aston Martin was traditionally a small-minded company," he told ABC News. "Its customers were 'old money.' It produced tiny volumes of cars."

Part of that small-minded culture stemmed from a lack of investment.

"There was a sense that design and engineering worked in slightly different universes," Duffy said. "New models came infrequently. Andy brought big company thinking to a small company ... and a cadre of senior engineers and marketing types from elsewhere."

Some of those hires were the biggest names in the industry: Matt Becker, Lotus' head of vehicle dynamics, left to join Aston Martin as its chief engineer. Chris Goodwin, McLaren's legendary chief test driver, now does the same for Aston. Palmer's right-hand man, Simon Sproule, reportedly gave up Tesla stock options to become Aston's vice president and chief marketing officer.

"There's a strong element of 'What makes my enemies weaker makes me stronger' in the hiring," Duffy said.

At Aston's state-of-the-art facility in Gaydon, England, factory workers hand-build 25 sports cars a day -- a number that will be significantly ramped up to meet the lofty sales figures the company has promised investors.

Aston Martin said it expects to deliver between 6,200 and 6,400 vehicles this year, up from 5,117 in 2017 and 3,229 in 2016.

Those numbers jump to 7,100 to 7,300 by Dec. 31, 2019, and 9,600 to 9,800 by 2020. Thirty percent of sales are in the U.K., while the U.S. composes 25 percent.

Aston Martin spokesman Matt Clarke dismissed the production concerns raised by analysts, saying the company has been furiously hiring workers to keep up with demand. An additional 1,200 employees have been added to the payroll since the launch of the Second Century Plan, and the company’s global headcount will reach 5,000 by 2022.

"We stand by what's in the prospectus," he told ABC News.

Some of these new employees will be stationed at Aston Martin’s new manufacturing site in Wales. The DBX SUV will be manufactured there as well as Aston Martin’s Lagonda vehicles. Aston Martin executives are revamping Lagonda, which was acquired in 1947, as the world’s first luxury zero-emissions marque.

John Muirhead, Aston's former brand communications manager, said the company struggled for years to survive.

"We had bigger issues with older management [but] the product right now is as good as it can be," he told ABC News as he led a tour of the bustling Gaydon factory. "Our new custodians have invested millions in us."

Muirhead, who spent 19 years with Aston Martin, said the company could do more to publicize its name.

"We realize not everyone knows who we are," he said. "Aston is about craftsmanship, performance, luxury and exclusivity."

Laura Schwab, president of Aston Martin of the Americas, said the positive response to the company's latest products have reenergized the brand.

"Each new car has its own personality and appeals to different people," she told ABC News. "We continue to let people know about our lineup."

Aston, beloved by cinephiles for its decades-long association with the James Bond franchise, has a dedicated fan base, Duffy said, though it's "a little less fanatical" than Porsche and Ferrari.

"I certainly can't think what the Aston equivalent of 'tifosi' would be," Duffy said. "Older Astons attract collectors like no comparable brand except Ferrari."

Dominik Dybala, general sales manager at Glenview Luxury Imports outside Chicago, said Aston's Vantage sports car has already caught the eye of die-hard Porsche fans.

"Porsche customers are always hard to convert to any brand, and with the Vantage it has been a cake walk," he told ABC News. "The Vantage is a true sports car. That alone will attract a younger crowd of people."

Newer models are just one part of Aston's comeback. The company has announced plans for a mid-engine sports car to compete with Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini. And its "continuation" cars -- the DB4 GT and DB5 -- have attracted attention from deep-pocketed auto enthusiasts who can drop $2.5 million on a limited-edition vehicle.

"Aston spreading itself into new markets means there's serious appetite for growth," Duffy said. "The company was sitting on the sideline, suffering from lack of investment. I am very optimistic about its plan."

Schwab said she welcomed the comparisons to Ferrari that some in the media have made since Aston Martin went public.

"Ferrari is a great brand, and it's great to be compared to them," she said. "But we have something unique."

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Super-smart teen girls from India invented an app to deal with all of our iPhone waste

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Solving global problems isn't on the to-do list for most teenagers.

But this group of five teen girls from Delhi, India, is far from average. The team took on the challenge of inventing a way to dispose of electronic waste in an eco-friendly way.

"E-waste is usually disposed of as regular trash, which causes all types of environment pollution and great health hazards," the team told GMA during a group presentation.

Discarded tech equipment -- phones, computers, TVs -- contains substances that cause environmental damage and health risks, especially if treated inadequately, according to the 2017 Global E-waste Monitor, a report produced in part by United Nations University.

Calling themselves Team Cantavits, the girls worked together to create a mobile app called Eedo that allows for full communication between e-waste producers and authorized recyclers. This summer they won the senior division at the 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit in San Jose, California.

They were one of 12 team finalists at the competition that were collectively awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships to continue pursuing tech entrepreneurship, and to bring their apps to market. Iridescent, a nonprofit working to empower underrepresented youth around the world, founded the Technovation challenge in 2010.

A spokesperson for Iridescent said Team Cantavits is already meeting with e-waste experts in India to get licensed recyclers to join the app.

Kritika Sharma, 17

Q: Do you think your app has the potential to reach a global market?

A: Definitely, because our app not only reaches out to people who are like local scrap dealers or authorized recyclers, our app reaches out to almost all sectors of society.

Q: How is what you're doing more than developing an app?

A: We are not just coding for only creating a market, we are coding for solving a problem that is a real one and giving a solution for that is a big deal.

Aditi Jain, 14

Q: Do you think your app has the potential to reach a global market?

A: I think our app has a lot of potential to reach the global market because everyone is associated with electronic equipment.

Q: What was it like to win the competition?

A: I was very proud of myself and I wore the Indian flag on stage, it gave me a lot of pride to me and my parents as well.

Shraddha Chugh, 16

Q: Do you think your app has the potential to reach a global market?

A: Everybody uses electronic equipment, and there's no life without it. We use it directly or indirectly anyways.

Q: How did you feel being at the competition?

A: I was speechless at that moment when I heard our name called out by the teacher who announced the results. It was definitely a very exciting moment.

Shriya Shukla, 14

Q: Do you think your app has the potential to reach a global market?

A: If you are an authorized recycler then you can actually acquire more customers for you and you can actually acquire more e-waste and dispose it in an eco-friendly manner.

Q: How is what you're doing more than developing an app?

A: We actually want to solve a community issue and we want to save the environment.

Sneha Agarwal, 14

Q: Do you think your app has the potential to reach a global market?

A: The problem of e-waste is a rising issue because the advance in technology, so this problem will increase.

Q: What was it like to win the competition?

A: I can't put it in words how happy I was when our team's name was called. At first I was not able to believe that yeah, we won. ... It was the best experience of my life.

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Dow Jones closes down more than 800 points

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831.83 points on Wednesday to close at 25,598.74, losing 3.2 percent of its value in its sharpest drop since February.

Slides in corporate shares weren't just contained to the Dow. The tech-heavy NASDAQ index also traded sharply lower, closing at 7,422.05, down 315.97 points or 4.1 percent, and suffering its biggest loss in over two years. The S&P 500 closed at 2,785.68, down 94.66 points or 3.3 percent.

The stock markets were dragged down by a sell-off in tech stocks, rising interest rates and tension over trade disputes with China.

Amazon stock fell 6.2 percent to $1,755.25 a share, Apple shares dropped 4.6 percent to close at $216.36, Google parent company Alphabet shares shed 4.6 percent to close at 1,092.16 a share and Facebook stocks ended the day 4.1 percent lower at $151.38, all in line with the index’s overall loss. Shares for tech giants in general have been trading at or near historic highs through most of this year.

The Dow's slide was particularly remarkable -- the index just hit an all-time high on Oct. 3.

This year, the Federal Reserve has continued its policy of raising interest rates. It moved the federal funds rate a quarter percentage point higher for the third time this year in September, to a range of 2 to 2.25 percent. One more rate hike is expected this year. The central bank has been at odds with President Trump who throughout his presidency has publicly attacked its policy of continuing to raise interest rates.

On Wednesday, after earlier ignoring reporters’ questions about the stock market tumbles, Trump lashed out at the Fed yet again.

"It's good, actually it's a correction that we've been waiting for for a long time," he told reporters after walking off Air Force One in Erie, Pennsylvania. "But I really disagree with what the Fed is doing, OK?"

Trump added, "They're so tight...I think the Fed has gone crazy."

“The fundamentals and future of the U.S. economy remain incredibly strong," White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said in a statement. "Unemployment is at a 50-year low, taxes for families and businesses have been cut, regulations and red tape have been slashed, paychecks are getting fatter, consumer and small business confidence are setting records, and farmers, ranchers and manufacturers are empowered by better trade deals. President Trump’s economic policies are the reasons for these historic successes and they have created a solid base for continued growth.”

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Dow Jones closes down more than 800 points


Weinstein case heads back to court amid potential setbacks for the prosecution

Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images For TWC(NEW YORK) -- The criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein returns to a Manhattan courtroom Thursday as prosecutors face a potential setback in their battle against the disgraced movie mogul.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office recently discovered a previous written account from one of Weinstein’s accusers that could suggest her encounter with him was consensual. This would contradict the criminal charges that have been filed against him, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

The account is from Lucia Evans, one of three women whose allegations form the backbone of the criminal case. Evans has accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 when she was an aspiring actress. Sources said a recently discovered written account could be interpreted to mean the 2004 encounter was consensual.

Neither the Manhattan District Attorney’s office nor Weinstein’s defense team would comment on the existence of a previous account from Evans, citing a court order barring them from speaking publicly about the case. Both sides are due in court to discuss the matter with a judge.

Prosecutors are also dealing with an internal review of how a lead police detective conducted himself during the investigation. It was alleged the detective may have improperly "coached" a witness before she testified before a grand jury.

The NYPD has said it stands by the criminal case against Weinstein but has not directly addressed the alleged conduct of the investigator.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and denied all allegations of rape and sexual assault that have been made against him both in court and in the media.

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Couple who lost home in California wildfire settles collections dispute over burned AT&T equipment

iStock/Thinkstock(SONOMA, Calif.) -- A Sonoma couple who lost their home in a wildfire last year has finally begun to heal after settling a week-long battle with their former utility company, which demanded money they claimed to have already paid.

Rochelle and Richard Nyquist lost everything in the Patrick fire, one of a group of wildfires that burned through 56,556 acres and destroyed 1,300 structures in northern California in October 2017.

To take her mind off everything, Rochelle decided she was going to pay her remaining utility bills in order to gain a sense of closure. She paid everything off in January 2018, including an AT&T bill for their TV and a landline phone, she told ABC News. Then, the couple went away.

With one of their daughters collecting their mail for them, they didn’t think they had anymore outstanding charges, Rochelle said. But when the couple returned in July, they were confused to see that AT&T had filed for collections of a little over $400.

Rochelle said that “it was like a circle” trying to get in touch with a supervisor on the phone at AT&T, and that it ultimately took a week before someone would speak to her. When they did, the supervisor denied that she had paid her bills and offered to cut her outstanding bill by 50 percent, she said, adding that the company said it kept trying to call her phone, unaware that it burned down

Determined to end this haunting reminder of the devastating fire, the couple reported to KGO’s “7 On Your Side,” a consumer advocacy service.

Shortly after, the couple received a call from an AT&T representative admitting the problem, and saying that the bill was in fact paid.

“Due to an error, we did not cancel the account," AT&T told ABC News in an email. "We have apologized, corrected the error and provided a full refund.”

But while the Nyquists might have been able to settle their own dispute, Rochelle noted that many other people who had lost everything were going through similar issues with their own utility companies.

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Winning numbers for 6th-largest Mega Millions jackpot will be drawn tonight

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The winning numbers for the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history will take place Tuesday night.

The $470 million prize comes with a $265.3 million cash option, according to Mega Millions. The numbers will be drawn at 11 p.m.

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were 27, 28, 32, 41 and 69 for the white balls and 12 for the gold Mega Ball.

No tickets purchased matched all six of the numbers drawn on Friday night, but two second-prize tickets, which matched all of the white balls were sold in California and the other in Kentucky, according to Mega Millions.

Thirty tickets matched four white balls for a $10,000 prize, and three of those tickets are each worth $20,000 because the purchaser included the optional Megaplier, which is an additional $1 in most states.

There were 1,357,503 winning tickets at all prize levels in the Oct. 5 drawing, according to Mega Millions.

Three winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland shared the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, which grew to $648 million in March 2012.

The winning ticket for the historic $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 was drawn in Florida.

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