Mega Millions™ Jackpot Rolls To $200 Million
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CHICAGO – March 14 2012--The Mega Millions jackpot rolled Tuesday night to $200 million for Friday night’s drawing. This is the first time the Mega Millions jackpot has rolled past $200 million in 2012. Winning numbers for Tuesday’s drawing were: 02, 08, 30, 36, 48 and the Mega Ball was 31.
While no one won Tuesday’s $171 million Mega Millions jackpot, there was a second place winner from Illinois who matched 5 of 5 numbers from a Quick Pick for a prize of $250,000. The winning ticket was sold at Casey’s General Store, 805 S. Sangamon Ave. in Gibson City.
Over the past 12 years, Mega Millions sales in Illinois have contributed an estimated $820 million to the Illinois Common School Fund and Capital Projects Fund.
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.