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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $310 million

Drawing will be held Friday night

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(Mega Millions)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has been rolling since March 11, resulting in an estimated $310 million jackpot for the Friday, June 17, drawing.

Florida players have the chance to become the state’s 35th MEGA MILLIONS millionaire by purchasing a $1 ticket at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state.

In addition to the large jackpot prize, players have the opportunity to win lower-tier prizes ranging from $1 to $5 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations.

There have been more than 2.4 million Florida MEGA MILLIONS winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $6.4 million in prizes.

Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $211 million.

Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the cash option. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.

Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday to be eligible for that night’s 11:00 p.m. ET drawing.

MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website.

Winning numbers can be found at retailers statewide, on the Lottery’s website and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.

Since joining the multi-state MEGA MILLIONS game in 2013, Florida has had more than 25 million winning tickets, totaling more than $236 million in prizes.

Additionally, the game has generated $196 million for Florida students and schools.