MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mega Millions® jackpot for the Tuesday, March 27, drawing is worth a $458 million annuity value or a $274.5 million cash prize and is the game's fourth-largest jackpot on record. It has been growing since January.
"Coming so soon after a $456.7 million Powerball® jackpot win in Pennsylvania on March 17, enthusiasm is high among players," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "We remind our players to please play responsibly, no matter the jackpot level."
In Pennsylvania, Mega Millions tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights. Players might want to consider playing early to avoid the possibility of encountering lines at retailers. A Mega Millions ticket costs $2.
The Pennsylvania Lottery offers Pool Play forms palottery.com for the convenience of players who are pooling ticket purchases with their friends, which is a fun way to play responsibly.
Pennsylvania has sold two jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets since joining the game in 2010. The state's largest Mega Millions jackpot was a $91.8 million cash-value prize claimed by a Virginia man in 2015.
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.
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 nearly $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.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery