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Strong Sales Push Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot to $433 Million

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Strong Sales Push Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot to $433 Million

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 20, 2018 /PR Newswire/ -- Strong ticket sales have boosted tonight's Mega Millions® jackpot to a $433 million annuity value or a $260 million cash prize – the game's sixth-largest jackpot on record.

After Tuesday's drawing, the jackpot had rolled to a $422 million annuity value or $254.8 million cash. The last Mega Millions jackpot hit was $142 million in Ohio on May 4, 2018.

Pennsylvania has sold two jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets since joining the game in 2010. The largest was a $91.8 million cash-value prize claimed by a Virginia man in 2015.

In Pennsylvania, Mega Millions tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights. A ticket costs $2.

Pool Play forms are found at palottery.com for the convenience of players who are pooling ticket purchases with their friends, which is a fun way to play responsibly.   

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visit palottery.com for details on how to play Mega Millions.

About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals. 

Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

Visit palottery.com for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Play online at pailottery.com. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, 717-702-8008

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