Now @ $636 mil – Got ur MM tix yet?

Mega MillionsMichigan and the rest of the country have Mega Millions fever! The high volume of sales for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing pushed the jackpot to $636 million. That’s the second largest in Mega Millions and the No. 2 Lottery jackpot in U.S. history!

Tonight’s $636 million jackpot can be paid out as an annuity for 30 years. The winner would receive about $9.5 million as an initial payment, which would increase about five percent each year to a final payment of approximately $39.4 million.

Or the winner may prefer the prize in one-time payment, the estimated lump sum cash value of the jackpot is $341.2 million.

Only one other jackpot has been larger in U.S. history. On March 30, 2012, three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland split $656 million the record Mega Millions jackpot.

The Mega Millions drawing will take place on TONIGHT, December 17 at 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $1 each and must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. to be eligible for that night’s drawing.

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