MEGA MILLIONS® Jackpot Climbs To Over Half A Billion, Estimated $502 Million Jackpot For Friday’s Drawing

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Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. ET on Friday

The MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has continued to roll since January 5, resulting in an estimated $502 million jackpot for the Friday, March 30, drawing.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has continued to roll since January 5, resulting in an estimated $502 million jackpot for the Friday, March 30, drawing.

Florida players have a chance to become the state’s third MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winner by purchasing a $2 ticket at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers statewide.

In addition to the jackpot prize, players can win lower-tier prizes ranging from $2 to $5 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations. There have been more than one million Florida MEGA MILLIONS winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $8.6 million in prizes.

Since joining the multi-state MEGA MILLIONS game in 2013, Florida has had more than 39.9 million winning tickets totaling more than $587.3 million in prizes. Additionally, the game has generated more than $363 million for Florida students and schools.

Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $301 million. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the cash option. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.

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Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday to be eligible for that night’s 11:00 p.m. ET drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website.

Winning numbers can be found at retailers statewide, on the Lottery’s website and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.

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