$290,000,000 Up For Grabs Tonight In The Mega Millions Drawing! - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

$290,000,000 Up For Grabs Tonight In The Mega Millions Drawing!

BOISE, Idaho - The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's draw is an estimated $290 million for the 26-payment annuity. This jackpot is the eighth largest in the game's history.  The one-time cash lump sum for Friday night's Mega Millions draw is $202.9 million.  As the weekend approaches, the Idaho Lottery Director is reminding players to please play responsibly.

"With the Mega Millions jackpot getting close to one-third of a billion dollars, we are seeing an increase in player participation and office pools," said Idaho Lottery Director, Jeff Anderson. "You can only win if you have a ticket, however, we want to remind everyone that when they do play, to please do so responsibly. The game is a lot of fun. Play what you can afford, don't go overboard."

Mega Millions tickets for tonight's draw are $1 each.  The last opportunity players, have to purchase tickets for tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is 7:55 p.m. Mountain Time when the draw closes.  The winning numbers are announced at 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

As of Friday morning, no one has contacted the Idaho Lottery regarding the $250,000 winning ticket sold at a retail location in Adams County for last Tuesday night's draw.  The winning ticket from Tuesday night matched the first five numbers, but not the Mega Ball.

The Idaho Lottery is encouraging everyone who played Tuesday night to check their tickets carefully for winners and sign their tickets prior to presenting them for payment. 

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