Start the holiday season with a jackpot win!

Mega Millions® and Powerball® have big prizes this weekend!

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 22, 2013) - Hoosier Lottery players are invited to start the holiday season with a bang and take a chance on winning the Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot!

Friday's Mega Millions top prize is an estimated $181 million, with a cash value of approx. $98 million, less taxes. Saturday's Powerball jackpot rings in at an estimated $50 million, with a cash value of $28.2 million, less taxes.

Mega Millions offers eight ways, in addition to the jackpot, to win prizes ranging from $1 for matching just the Mega Ball® to $1 million for matching five white balls without the Mega Ball. Players who elect the additional $1 per wager Megaplier® option can multiply their winnings. The Megaplier number, 2, 3, 4 or 5, is randomly selected before each Mega Millions drawings and can increase prizes to $2 for just matching the Mega Ball (2x Megaplier) to $5 million for matching five white balls (5x Megaplier)!

Friday's Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. and sales close at 10:44 p.m. Tickets are $1 each.

Powerball also offers eight ways to win a prize, in addition to the top jackpot prizes. Players can win from $4 for matching just the Powerball to $1 million for matching five what balls. Add in the Powerplay® multiplier option, for an additional $1 per wager, and players can win from $4 for matching just the Powerball to $2 million for matching five white balls.

The Powerball drawing is at approx. 11 p.m. and ticket sales close at 9:58 p.m. Tickets are $2 and the Powerplay option is an additional $1 per wager.

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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The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play.  Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.

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For more information, please contact Stephanie McFarland at smcfarland@hoosierlottery.in.gov.

 

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