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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $196 Million


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Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $196 Million

December 28, 2010 - Salem, Ore. - The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing has climbed to $196 million.

The winner of tonight’s jackpot would have the option to receive their prize in 26 annual installments or one lump sum payment. After taxes, the annual payments would be over $5 million each year and the single payment would be over $83 million.

Mega Millions drawings are every Tuesday and Friday. Players can buy Mega Millions tickets, whose drawing takes place at 7:59 PM on drawing nights, at any Oregon Lottery retail location.

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