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Mega Millions®Jackpot #4 Among All-time Jackpots


CONTACT: Chuck Baumann
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Cell: 503-510-7829

Tonight’s $355 Million Mega Millions®Jackpot
#4 Among All-time Jackpots

January 4, 2011 - Salem, Ore. - After starting at $25 million on November 12, 2010, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $355 million for tonight’s drawing. At $355 million, this jackpot trails only a March 2007 Mega Millions jackpot of $390 million and a Powerball jackpot of $365 million won in February 2006.

A $340 million Powerball jackpot won in Oregon in October 2005 by the West and Chaney families of Medford is the fifth largest jackpot.

The winner of Tuesday’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 $9.1 million each year and the single payment would be over $150 million.

Mega Millions drawings are every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM. Players can buy Mega Millions tickets at any Oregon Lottery retail location until 7:00 PM on the night of the drawing.

Results and additional details for Mega Millions and all Oregon Lottery games can be found on the Lottery’s Web site at

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