Colorado Lottery’s Mega Millions Game Reaches Massive Jackpot AmountColorado Lottery’s Mega Millions Game Reaches Massive Jackpot Amount
Denver, CO, December 30, 2010 – The Colorado Lottery game Mega Millions is reaching new heights this holiday week. The game’s top prize has now grown to $242 million for Friday, December 31st drawing. This will be by far the largest Mega Millions jackpot since Colorado joined the game in May of 2010. The winning ticket will be worth an estimated $154 million in cash. If tomorrow night’s jackpot does not get hit, the new jackpot will be at a colossal $290 million with an estimated $182.6 million in cash value.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Powerball, Cash 5, Scratch, MatchPlay and Mega Millions stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state of Colorado since it was established. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection.