Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $475 Million Ahead of Tuesday’s Drawing
By Space Coast Daily // October 7, 2018
lump-sum cash payment of $265 million
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot is an estimated $475 million jackpot for the Tuesday, Oct. 9 drawing.
Players have the opportunity to cash in on the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
A single Jackpot prize winner will have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum cash payment of $265 million.
Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the lump-sum payment. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.
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 539,000 Florida MEGA MILLIONS winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $6 million in prizes.
Since joining the multi-state MEGA MILLIONS game in 2013, Florida has had more than 42 million winning tickets totaling more than $614 million in prizes.
Additionally, the game has generated more than $370 million for Florida students and schools.
Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to be eligible for that night’s 11 p.m. ET drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state of Florida. 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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