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Mega Millions® Marks $1 BILLION for Tonight’s Draw

1/22/2021 11:54:48 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (January 22, 2021) – The Mega Millions® jackpot that has been building towards a billion dollars is there. Tonight, Mega Millions® players across the nation will be playing for a chance at a $1 BILLION jackpot.

South Carolinians interested in buying a ticket for the second largest Mega Millions® jackpot ever and the third largest jackpot in the nation MUST purchase their ticket by 10 p.m. for tonight’s drawing at 11. Tickets are $2 and available at most grocery stores and convenience stores in our state.

If a jackpot winning ticket is sold in South Carolina tonight, it will be our state’s second Mega Millions® jackpot win.

The winner could accept a one-time cash payout of $739 million or the annuity, the entire jackpot paid out in payments over 29 years.

The odds of winning it all tonight are about 1 in 303 million.

The Lottery urges all players to play responsibly and safeguard your prize by signing the back of your ticket.

Mega Millions® is played in 47 jurisdictions (45 states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands).

Good luck, SC!

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