Media: To secure an interview with the Hoosier Lottery about Friday's Mega Millions drawing, please call 317-709-8728.
Mega Millions climbs higher, blasts to $291 million!
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 4, 2013) - With no jackpot winner nationwide, Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $291 million and is the game's largest jackpot in more than a year and a half. Hoosiers haven't had a shot at a Mega Millions jackpot this big since March 2012.
If a Hoosier were to hit Friday night's $291 million jackpot, he or she would lay claim to the third largest prize ever won in the Hoosier state. Only two bigger prizes have ever been won in Indiana, a $314 million Powerball jackpot in 2007 and a $295 million Powerball jackpot in 1998.
The deadline to purchase tickets for Friday night's drawing is 10:44 p.m. Eastern. Mega Millions tickets cost just $1 and are available at more than 4,000 Hoosier Lottery retailers statewide.
Hoosiers who want to try their luck at the giant jackpot - but aren't sure how to play or purchase - simply need to ask for the game by name. Playing Mega Millions is as easy as asking a sales associate for "Mega Millions" wherever Hoosiers buy gas or groceries.
Although no player matched all six numbers to win the jackpot last night, in the Hoosier state, more than 60,000 ticketholders won prizes from $1 to $5,000 by matching one to four numbers in Tuesday's $257 million drawing. Those winning numbers were: 7 - 12 - 41 - 44 - 59 MB 3. The Megaplier was 3.
Mega Millions drawings are every Tuesday and Friday night. Mega Millions has been available in Indiana since January 2010. The game is played in 43 states, the Disctrict of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Profits from the sale of Mega Millions in Indiana stay in Indiana.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2012, $147.6 million in Hoosier Lottery earnings helped reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by 50 percent.
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