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Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is now $433 million


Fri, Jul 20th 2018 03:55 pm
The jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing is now $433,000,000. The $11,000,000 boost is attributed to brisk sales across all 46 participating lottery jurisdictions. This jackpot is the sixth-largest in the game's history. The last jackpot hit was $142 million in Ohio on May 4 of this year.
Tickets for tonight's drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m.
The winning numbers for the Mega Millions game are drawn from a field of one to 70. The Mega Ball is drawn from a separate field of one to 25. The Mega Millions drawing is held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.
A Mega Millions prize of any amount may be claimed up to one year from the date of the drawing.
The New York Lottery continues to be North America's largest and most profitable lottery, contributing $3.37 billion in fiscal year 2017-18 to help support education in New York. This contribution represents approximately 13 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.
New York Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school district's size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of school funding.
New Yorkers struggling with a gambling addiction, or who know someone who is, can find help by calling the state's toll-free, confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369).

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