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Friday, March 30, 2012
Media Contact:  Kym Gerlock
615-324-6500 Office
615-324-6500 Mobile

--Ticket purchases for the $640 Million drawing must be made by today (Friday, March 30) no later than 9:45 p.m. CT/10:45 p.m. ET
--$640 Million Jackpot has a present cash value of $462 million
--If the winner chooses the annuitized amount, it would be paid over 26 years in annual installments of $24,615,384
--Total Tennessee Lottery Mega Millions sales for this jackpot (beginning 1/27/12 and as of 2:30 pm CT today, 3/30/12):
--Sales: $17.2 million
--Estimated Tennessee education funding: $7 million.
-Important Reminders:
-Sign your ticket!
-Play responsibly … It only takes one ticket to win
-Get your ticket as early as possible; the lines could be long tonight
-Check your ticket (even if it isn’t the jackpot winner there are 8 other prize levels)
-44 lottery jurisdictions sell Mega Millions tickets (42 states plus Washington DC and US Virgin Islands)
-Tennessee launched Mega Millions on Jan. 31, 2010, after an agreement between Powerball and Mega Millions groups to allow states the option of offering both large jackpot, multi-jurisdictional games.
-Playing Mega Millions is easy and costs $1 per play. Just select any five numbers from 1 to 56 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 46, or choose Quick Pick (QP) and let the computer randomly pick any or all of your numbers. If you match any of the nine winning number combinations - you win! Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 10 p.m. CT/11 ET. Please note that broadcast times may vary.
-Have fun!

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