Mega jackpot increases to $225 million for tonight’s drawing!

An increase in Mega Millions sales has bumped tonight’s drawing to a whopping $225 million!

If a player wins tonight’s $225 million Mega Millions jackpot and chooses the annuity payment option, he or she will receive an astonishing $8,653,846.15 million per year for 26 years, less taxes! That breaks down to $721,153.85 per month; $166,420.12 per week; or $23,709.17 per day!

If a winner prefers the prize in one payment, the estimated lump sum cash value of the jackpot is $143.2 million, less taxes.

Mega Millions tickets must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. tonight for the 11 p.m. drawing and are available at any of the Lottery’s over 11,000 retailers.

If you would like to arrange an interview with a Lottery official to talk about the Mega Millions jackpot, please call Abbey Stahl at 517-335-5648, or email

Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers.



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