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Mega Millions Jackpot at $353 Million, Please Play Responsibly

Middletown – The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to play responsibly as tonight’s Mega Millions® jackpot has reached an annuity value of $353 million. The cash prize is $194 million.

If won, this could be the Mega Millions game’s fifth-largest jackpot and the 12th-largest jackpot hit in North America.

The current Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since Jan. 7. In the Jan. 3 drawing, one Mega Millions ticket sold in Pennsylvania – and purchased with the $1 Megaplier® option – won $5 million.

Pooling ticket purchases with friends can be a fun way to play responsibly. To help players manage their pooled ticket purchases, Pool Play forms for Mega Millions and several other games are available at

How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 (the Mega Ball). Players may select their own numbers using a Mega Millions playslip or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks.

For an extra $1 per play, players can add the Megaplier®. Prior to the Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number – ranging from two to five – is randomly selected. The Megaplier applies to non-jackpot prizes.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are available for sale until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Tuesday and Friday.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly and check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older.

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