IT’S TIME TO STOP AND SMELL THE $61 MILLION SUPERLotto PLUS JACKPOT!
SACRAMENTO, April 4, 2004 -- Lottery officials announced the SuperLotto Plus jackpot for Wednesday night’s draw at $61 million. “What better way is there to welcome in spring than by stopping to smell the roses, and winning the $61 million SuperLotto Plus prize,” said Tony Molica, CEO of the California Lottery. An important aspect is that California's public schools will receive approximately $39 million from the draw sales associated with this jackpot.
A single jackpot winner of $61 million who chooses the 26 graduated annual payments would receive approximately $1,525,000 the first year and those payments would graduate to more than $3,111,000 by the 26th year (before taxes). A single jackpot winner who chose the cash option would receive the estimated cash value which is roughly half the announced jackpot or over $30 million (before taxes).
A retailer who sold a single winning $61 million ticket would receive a $305,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
SuperLotto Plus can be played at approximately 18,000 retail business establishments statewide. The SuperLotto Plus draw takes place each Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:58 p.m. Players can purchase tickets until 7:45 p.m. on the night of the draw.
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