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December 17, 2013

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $636 Million

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For the second day in a row, the Mega Millions jackpot is being increased due to strong sales. The jackpot for this Tuesday night is now $636 million with a cash value of $341.2 million. The jackpot is still the second-highest ever in the game and the second-highest ever in North America.

Mega Millions tickets can be purchased until 8:59 p.m. tonight, and the drawing will take place at 10 p.m. Central Time. There are nine prizes in the game ranging from $1 to the $636 million jackpot. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7.

The Lottery reminds players to sign their tickets immediately after they buy them, keep them in a safe place and be sure to check them after the drawing takes place.

“We urge players to play responsibly,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery.  “It only takes one ticket to win.”

 

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