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December 11, 2013

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December, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events

JACKPOT ALERT: Mega Millions® Jackpot Hits $400 Million!


SACRAMENTO – Have you been keeping track? Will you feel lucky this Friday the 13th? Well, you should! The Mega Millions jackpot is now estimated at $400 million for Friday night’s draw. The estimated cash value is $216,400,000. That’s a lot of zeroes no matter which option you choose.

While you’re picking up a Mega Millions ticket, you might want to play our other games too. Let’s break it down for you. There’s well over a half billion dollars in jackpot prize money up for grabs this week.

• The Mega Millions® jackpot for this Friday night’s draw is $400 million – the 2nd largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. In fact, we haven’t seen the Mega Millions jackpot this high since March 30, 2012, when three winning tickets split a U.S. lottery-record $656 million.

• The SuperLotto Plus® jackpot for tonight’s draw is now $46 million. It’s the largest since July 23, 2011 when a single-winning ticket purchased in Anaheim won the $61 million jackpot. Remember, SuperLotto Plus is only played in California!

• The Powerball® jackpot, also for tonight’s draw, has shot up to an estimated $122 million!

Let’s do this! Along with creating more winners, the Lottery is on a mission to earn more money for California public schools. This past fiscal year, the sale of Lottery products generated $1.28 billion for education – the 13th consecutive year more than a billion dollars was distributed to public schools throughout the state. Although this becomes a modest amount once divided between 1,600 public school districts, teachers and administrators count on their funds to continue critical learning programs, purchase equipment and even help pay some teacher salaries.

Good luck, everybody!

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 96 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.

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