Posted: Dec 13, 2013 10:57 AM
Updated: Dec 13, 2013 11:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Lottery officials announced Friday that the Mega Millions jackpot increased to $425 million for tonight's drawing.
Lottery officials in Virginia, where Mega Millions is based, said heavy sales are boosting the jackpot amount. A winner choosing the cash option would win $228 million before taxes.
Tickets will be on sale in Louisiana until 9 p.m. Friday, with the drawing happening at 10 p.m.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.