POWERBALL AND MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOTS SURPASS $100 MILLION

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POWERBALL AND MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOTS SURPASS $100 MILLION

DENVER, Dec. 20, 2011– For the first time in nearly nine months, both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are more than $100 million at the same time! Since no one hit the Powerball jackpot in Saturday night’s drawing, the jackpot for tomorrow night’s drawing is now $104 million. Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is up to $152 million!

Here are some fun facts about what you can get this holiday season with $100 million.

  • For $100 million Santa can buy more than 200,000 Apple® iPad® 2’s.
  • For $100 million you can buy 2 billion mini candy canes.
  • The average Christmas stocking can hold $100 in quarters. It would take more than 1 million stockings to hold the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.
  • With $100 million you can donate more than 4.5 million 16-pound turkeys to your local food bank for Christmas dinner.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Powerball, Mega Millions, MatchPlay, Cash 5 and Scratch - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.3 billion to the state of Colorado since its creation 28 years ago. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection. For more information, visit www.coloradolottery.com.

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December 20, 2011
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