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Mega Millions® Jackpot Springs to $312 Million


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CONTACT: Chuck Baumann
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Mega Millions® Jackpot Springs to $312 Million

Powerball® jackpot also growing

March 24, 2011 - Salem, Ore. - Just like flowers and your lawn, the Mega Millions® jackpot is enjoying some springtime growth of its own!

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot will be an estimated $312 million. The winner of Friday’s jackpot would have the option to receive their prize in 26 annual installments or one lump sum payment. After taxes, the annual payments would be over $8 million each year and the single payment would be over $132 million.

Oregon’s other multi-state jackpot game, Powerball, also boasts a large jackpot. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $125 million. The two nine-digit jackpots give Oregonians a chance at $437 million in jackpot prizes.

The largest jackpot prize won in Oregon was a $340 million Powerball jackpot won in October 2005 by the West and Chaney families of Medford. That jackpot currently ranks as the fifth largest jackpot ever won.

Mega Millions drawings are every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM. Players can buy Mega Millions tickets at any Oregon Lottery retail location until 7:00 PM on the night of the drawing.

Powerball drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday, also at 7:59 PM. Players can buy Powerball tickets at any Oregon Lottery retail location until 7:00 PM on the night of the drawing, as well.

Results and additional details for Mega Millions, Powerball and all Oregon Lottery games can be found on the Lottery’s Web site at www.oregonlottery.org.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $7 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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