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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots exceed $400 million





For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Contact: Wade LaRoche, Public Affairs Manager, 605-773-5869

 

Pierre, S.D. – For the first time ever, both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have exceeded $400 million.

 

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing will have a $445 million prize up for grabs, giving it the fourth largest jackpot in the game’s history. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each.

 

Players may also go for the big one by purchasing two chances to win the jackpot for just $3 with the new Just the Jackpot option. Tickets purchased with the Just the Jackpot option are only eligible to win the jackpot prize.

 

Saturday’s Powerball drawing will also feature a historic jackpot with a $550 million total. This is the sixth largest Powerball jackpot and the eighth biggest in U.S. lottery history. Powerball tickets may be purchased for $2 each.

 

The South Dakota Lottery urges all of its players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.

 

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