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Big MegaMillion, Powerball jackpots boosting sales

4 years 1 week 3 days ago May 17, 2013 May 17, 2013 Friday, May 17 2013 May 17, 2013 9:27 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - While Powerball fever is again driving people to buy lottery tickets before Saturday's drawing, another jackpot is being drawn tonight.

The MegaMillions jackpot increased to $190 million recently, paying out $140 million if the winner chooses the cash option.

That's dwarfed by Powerball's $550 million jackpot, which got a boost in ticket sales recently from California's recent decision to join the lottery. It's one of the largest in the lottery's history, paying out $350.1 million for the cash option.

For more information on lottery resources and laws in Louisiana, visit the state lottery's website.

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