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Mega Millions Jackpot to Hit $400 Million

Next drawing is March 18.

No one won Friday night's jackpot making Tuesday's the sixth largest in lottery history. Patch File Photo
No one won Friday night's jackpot making Tuesday's the sixth largest in lottery history. Patch File Photo
By Liz Taurasi

Got the luck of the Irish? It could pay off in this week’s lottery, but you have to buy a ticket.

With no one matching the winning numbers of Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot, the pot grows to $400 million for Tuesday’s drawing. The jackpot has been building since the last winner on Jan. 3.

The $400 million jackpot is the sixth largest in the United States. The largest jackpot on record was $656 million on March 30, 2012.

A lump sum payout of Tuesday's $400 million jackpot would net the winner $224.8  million before taxes.

The drawing is held at 11 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 18.
Dorothy Hannah Cranford Hamilburg March 17, 2014 at 02:16 AM
Is it to late to buy a lottery ticket ? If not, where, how do I buy one ? hannahhamilburg@aol.com
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 17, 2014 at 05:07 AM
I sent my 18 yr old daughter in store to buy two scratchers, one for me and one for her. She just turned 18 and had never bought lottery before, as a matter of fact they carded her. Anyway, she bought a two dollar ticket for Tuesdays, game.
Mary Costello March 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM
With these kinds of jackpots - you wonder why our taxes are still astronomical! Doesn't a portion of the Lotto $ go to the schools?
Linda Maloney March 18, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Dear God, All I ask for is a chance to prove that winning the lottery won't make me a bad person! (a little something I read somewhere).

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