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Mega Millions® Jackpot Adjusted to $500 MILLION
3/28/2012 1:05:23 PM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 28, 2012) – The record high Mega Millions® jackpot has been adjusted up to $500 MILLION for Friday night’s drawing, cementing it as the largest jackpot in U.S. history.

The winner can elect to take a one-time cash payment of $359 million.

Tickets for this half-a-billion dollar drawing are available at South Carolina lottery retailers statewide. Tickets cost $1, and must be purchased by 10 p.m. for Friday’s 11 p.m. drawing.

The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 175.7 million.

The Lottery urges players to play responsibly.

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