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DATE: Monday, March 17, 2014
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford 785-296-5708
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
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.