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December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve Jackpot Raised To $242 Million!

Strong sales have pushed the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night – New Year’s Eve – to $242 million!  This is the second-largest jackpot in the game since Missouri started selling it on Jan. 31.  The Mega Millions drawing will happen at 10 p.m., Dec. 31. 

“The end of the year is the perfect time to dream about the changes for the New Year,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery.  “Someone could wind up holding the magic ticket this New Year’s Eve.”

Players in Missouri can buy Mega Millions tickets for the drawing up to 8:59 p.m. Friday night.

 “We also remind players to please play responsibly,” said Reardon.

Since Missouri started offering the game, 10 Missouri Lottery players have won prizes of $250,000 or more, including a $1 million prize claimed by a Mansfield man in April, and $250,000 ticket sold at QuikTrip, 2601 S. 291 Highway in Independence, for the Dec. 28 drawing.

For more information, visit the Mega Millions ( http://www.molottery.com/mega_millions/mega_millions.jsp ) page at Molottery.com.

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