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Tonight’s $344 Million Jackpot is 4th Largest for Mega Millions


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CONTACT: Chuck Baumann
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Email: chuck.baumann@state.or.us



December 10, 2013 - Salem, Oregon

Tonight’s $344 million Mega Millions is the fourth largest of all Mega Millions jackpots.

  • The largest Mega Millions jackpot, and world record, is $656 million won in March 2012.
  • Tonight’s $344 million jackpot is the eighth largest in the world.
  • Players have two choices on how to take the Mega Millions jackpot prize:
    o 30-year annuity = $7.7 million per year (after taxes)
    o One-time cash payment = $123.3 million (after taxes)
  • The drawing is at 7:59 PM every Tuesday and Friday. Players are able to buy tickets until 7 PM on drawing nights.
  • Mega Millions tickets cost $1.
  • Oregon is one of 45 lottery jurisdictions who offer Mega Millions.
  • Oregon began selling Mega Millions tickets in March 2010.
  • While Oregon has never had a Mega Millions jackpot winner, Oregon Lottery Mega Millions players have won nearly $30 million.


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. In that same period, it has paid its players more than $23 billion in prizes.


Oregon Lottery • 500 Airport Road SE, Salem, OR, 97301 • PO Box 12649 Salem, OR, 97309-0649 • www.oregonlottery.org
Phone: 503-540-1000 • Fax: 503-540-1001 • Email: lottery.webcenter@state.or.us