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Mega Millions jackpot up to $425M

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Posted: Dec 13, 2013 10:57 AM
Updated: Dec 13, 2013 11:10 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: mega millions, lottery sales

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.

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