Mega Millions jackpot grows to $400 million
With no winner nationwide Tuesday night, jackpot approaches new record
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 11, 2013) - With no jackpot winner nationwide Tuesday night, the Mega Millions jackpot is approaching a new record and has gotten even more mega for Friday night. An estimated $400 million is up for grabs.
Even though no player snagged the jackpot, Hoosiers willl want to check their tickets carefully. In addition to the jackpot, Mega Millions offers prizes from $1 to $5 million.
The winning numbers for December 10 are: 5-12-22-41-65 MB: 13.
If a Hoosier were to hit Friday night's gigantic $400 million jackpot, he or she would be making Hoosier Lottery history and laying claim to the largest prize ever won in the Hoosier state, the second largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, and the fifth largest lottery prize ever won in North America.
The record lottery prize in Indiana is a $314 million Powerball jackpot won in Richmond in 2007.
The record Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million which was split three ways by three winners in the states of Illinois, Maryland and Kansas in March 2012.
The deadline to purchase tickets for Friday night's drawing is 10:44 p.m. Eastern.
Hoosiers who want to try their luck at Friday night's gigantic 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. A Mega Millions ticket costs just $1.
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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