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DATE: Monday, March 17, 2014
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford 785-296-5708
sally.lunsford@kslottery.net

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $400 Million for March 18!

Mega Millions has entered the "giant jackpot" zone, with an estimated $400 million jackpot up for grabs in the March 18 drawing. It's the third largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.

The cash option on the jackpot is an estimated $224.8 million. If the jackpot was won by one ticket sold in Kansas, and the winner chose the cash option, the winner would receive $157.36 million, after federal and state income withholding taxes were paid. State withholding taxes on the prize would be an estimated $11.24 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot was last hit on January 3, 2014, when a ticket in Tennessee matched all numbers and won $61 million.  March 18 will be the 21st drawing since then.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever was $656 million, shared by players in three states, including Kansas! The Kansas winning ticket was sold in Ottawa for the March 30, 2012 drawing.

Other mid-week jackpots include an estimated $80 million Powerball jackpot ($45.9 million cash option) and a $4.53 million Hot Lotto jackpot. In the Kansas-only Super Kansas Cash game, the jackpot is an estimated $180,000. Those jackpot estimates are for the March 19 drawings.

 




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