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Friday, March 14, 2014

 

Mega Millions at $353 Million for Tonight’s Draw

 

BOISE - The Mega Millions jackpot is now an estimated $353,000,000 for tonight’s draw. Combined with the popularity of the Idaho Lottery’s 25th Anniversary Game, the Idaho Lottery is encouraging every participant to play responsibly. Mega Millions sales have increased by 30% over the same time period from a week ago. The 25th Anniversary Game is currently the best-selling Scratch GameTM in Idaho. As the weekend draws closer, some retail locations may experience higher than normal volumes of traffic. Players are advised to plan ahead as there may be lines to purchase tickets.

 

This is the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s history and the 12th largest jackpot in United States history. Players wanting to purchase a Mega Millions ticket have until 7:55 p.m. Mountain Time tonight, Friday, March 14, 2014 to do so.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

 

David Workman

Idaho Lottery Public Information Specialist

Office: 208-334-2600

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The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $2.5 billion in products, awarded over $1.5 billion in prizes to players, returned more than $148.2 million in retail commissions, and distributed $600.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.