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$400 Million Mega Millions® Jackpot Creates Lottery Fever

December 13, 2013

$400 Million Mega Millions® Jackpot Creates Lottery Fever 

Mega Millions® players from across the state are lining up for the hottest jackpot of the holiday season.  The $400 million jackpot up for grabs in tonight's Friday the 13th drawing is making everyone feel anything but unlucky.  This is the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions® history, and the fifth-largest ever in North America.

If one ticket matches all six numbers for the $400 million mega-jackpot, the winner will have the choice of receiving the full jackpot in 30 annual payments, or a cash option of approximately $216.4 million before taxes.

The jackpot has grown since Oct. 1, when Mega Millions® had its most recent jackpot winner.  The jackpot has now rolled 20 times without a winner. This is the largest jackpot since changes were made to Mega Millions® that include larger starting jackpots, a million-dollar second prize, and a new matrix of 1-75 for the first five numbers and 1-15 for the Mega Ball number. One thing that did not change is the price of a Mega Millions ticket: still $1.

The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 259 million. The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions® prizes are approximately 1 in 15. Mega Millions® holds the record for the largest jackpot ever, at $656 million. That jackpot on March 30, 2012, was split by three winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

Drawings are on Tuesday and Friday at 11pm. Mega Millions® Megaplier® tickets may be purchased until 9:50 pm on drawing nights.

 

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