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Tuesday’s Mega Millions Jackpot Increased to $363 Million


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CONTACT: Chuck Baumann
Phone: 503-540-1015
Cell: 503-510-7829
Email: chuck.baumann@state.or.us


This jackpot is the fourth largest U.S. jackpot ever.


March 26, 2012 - Salem, Ore. - Tuesday’s estimated Mega Millions jackpot has been raised to $363 million. This jackpot is the fourth largest U.S. jackpot ever.

The $363 million Mega Millions jackpot offers the winner the choice of taking the prize in one lump sum or receiving an annuitized prize yearly for the next 26 years. After taxes, the lump sum prize would give the winner a net payment of over $174 million. The yearly prize option, after taxes, would be over $9.3 million.

The Oregon Lottery began selling the Mega Millions game in March 2010. Since that time, Oregon Lottery Mega Millions players have won over $14.2 million in prizes. Including Oregon, there are 44 jurisdictions offering the game.

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, as well.

Results and additional details for Mega Millions 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 $8 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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