Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $237M

Dec 29, 2010

Drawing Is New Year's Eve

DENVER -- Seven months after the multistate lottery game Mega Millions came to Colorado, the jackpot has risen to $237 million. It's the largest Mega Millions jackpot since Colorado joined the game in May 2010.

Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. The game is played in 41 states and Washington, D.C.

The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $12 million. No one has hit the jackpot since Oct. 29.

Mega Millions costs $1 per ticket. Players select 5 out of 56 numbers, then select 1 out of 46 for the Mega Ball number, according to the Mega Millions website. Players can also pay an extra $1 for a Megaplier that multiples your winnings up to 4 times the original amount (excluding the jackpot). The Megaplier is drawn before the Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn.

Mega Millions was created in 2002 in nine states. Learn more about Mega Millions on the Mega Millions website.



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