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Estimated Mega Millions® Jackpot Jumps to $237 Million
12/29/2010 5:20:44 PM

Columbia, SC (December 29, 2010): The Mega Millions® jackpot has been building over the past several weeks and is now an estimated $237 million! For a chance to win this incredible jackpot, purchase a ticket for the next drawing on Friday, December 31, 2010.

Mega Millions® jackpots begin at $12 million, but there are many other prizes and chances to win. If you win a non-jackpot prize, the purchase of Megaplier® will multiply your prize by 2, 3, or 4. Match 5 white balls and the ticket holder wins $1 million, no matter the Megaplier® number drawn. Mega Millions® tickets cost $1; the Megaplier® multiplier option costs an additional dollar.

Mega Millions® drawings are televised on the Lottery’s draw partner stations each Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Odds of winning the lowest prize are 1 in 75. Odds of winning a top prize are 1 in 175,711,536. Overall odds are 1 in 40.

The South Carolina Education Lottery’s games are designed to be fun and entertaining. When the fun is gone, get assistance by calling the S.C. Gambling Helpline at 1-877-452-5155 or visit www.PlayResponsiblySC.com.

Approximately 97 cents of every dollar spent by players on the South Carolina Education Lottery is returned to the state in the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to contractors for goods and services.

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