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DATE: Monday, December 16, 2013
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford 785-296-5708
Mega Millions Jackpot $586 Million for Tuesday Night
Lottery terminals are humming all over the state, as players
make a mad dash for tickets to see if they can win a $586 million
jackpot in tomorrow night's Mega Millions drawing. The cash
option for the jackpot is an estimated $316.5 million.
Depending on the level of Mega Millions sales nationwide, it's
possible the jackpot could be increased again before the
drawing. It was already increased from $550 to $586 this
morning, based on strong sales.
If captured, the $586 million jackpot would be the second
largest in Mega Millions history and the fourth largest jackpot
ever. The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled 21 times without a
winner since a Maryland player hit a $189 million jackpot on
The price of a Mega Millions ticket is $1. The Megaplier option
costs an additional $1 per play and multiplies all non-jackpot
prizes up to five times, to a maximum of $5 million.
Despite the heightened excitement over a jackpot of this size,
the Kansas Lottery reminds players to play responsibly and not
spend more than their budgets allow. Players must be 18 to purchase
a lottery ticket.
Players have until 8:59 p.m. Tuesday to purchase Mega Millions
tickets for Tuesday's drawing. Players should sign the back of
their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place
until the drawing. Mega Millions drawings are held at 10:00
p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.