“Mega Millions” lottery draws for $405 million on Friday

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COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW)- The “Mega Millions” lottery drawing on Friday will have a jackpot of $405 million.

According to a press release from the SC Education Lottery, the prize is the eighth largest in game history.

“The winner can elect to take a cash option of $235 million or the annuity, the full $405 million paid out in one immediate payment and annual graduated payments for 29 years,” says the release. 

Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. for the 11 p.m. drawing and tickets cost two dollars, according to the release. Players can purchase the “Megaplier” for an additional dollar “to see their non-jackpot winnings multiplied by the ‘Megaplier’ number selected.” 

In Tuesday’s drawing, a ticket worth $30,000 was sold in Duncan, the release says. The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 302,575,000. 

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