Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the Mega Millions jackpot is going crazy right now. The jackpot is now $900 million
, and that's a new record for the game sitting just shy of $1 billion!
What should you know? Well, if you don't play you can't win, so visit an Ohio Lottery retailer and pick up your ticket. A Mega Millions ticket is just $2, and you can add the Megaplier for $1 for a chance to multiply your prize.
Some players choose their own numbers while others select the auto play option. Auto play will give you a more random selection of numbers and most winning tickets are purchased this way, but there have been many jackpot winners who chose their own numbers. The choice is yours!
If you win Friday's drawing, you decide how to take your prize. You can choose the annuity of one immediate payment and annual graduated payments for 29 years or the cash option of $513.4 million before taxes.
How does Ohio stack up? Mega Millions has been around since 2003 and in that time Ohio has produced 19 jackpot winners, making us fourth in 44 states that sell the game. The jackpots won in Ohio alone total $2.28 billion!
Fat Daddy's Road Dog in Moraine sold our last jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket on May 4, 2018. The jackpot was $142 million and the winner claimed in a trust.
Get out and get your ticket for Friday's Mega Millions drawing! Who knows, it could be your ticket to a whole new world!
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