Mega Millions jackpot upped $425 million!

Strong sales nationwide drive Friday the 13th jackpot higher

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 13, 2013) - Swift sales nationwide have driven tonight's Mega Millions estimated jackpot higher - to $425 million.  Officials raised the estimate as of noon today, as players nationwide flock to stores to get their shot the second highest Mega Millions jackpot ever.

At $425 million, if a Hoosier were to win tonight's gigantic jackpot, he or she would lay claim to the largest lottery prize ever won in Indiana..

Hoosiers who want to try their luck in Friday night's drawing  - but aren't sure how to play or purchase - simply need to ask for the game by name at the service desk or checkout counter wherever they buy gas or groceries!

The deadline to purchase tickets in Indiana for tonight's drawing is 10:44 p.m. Eastern.

Mega Millions tickets cost just $1!  Even though Mega Millions is a multi-state game, profits from the sale of Mega Millions in Indiana stay in Indiana. 

When Hoosiers play Hoosier Lottery games such as Mega Millions, they are not only getting a shot at life-changing millions, they are also contributing to good causes in Indiana.  94 cents of every dollar stays in Indiana and goes back to Indiana in some way, whether in prizes to players, commissions to retailers or support for firefighter, teachers and police pensions. Lottery profits in Indiana also reduce vehicle excise tax costs by about 50 percent every year.

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.
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.

To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

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For more information please contact smcfarland@hoosierlottery.in.gov.

 

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