MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $100 MILLION

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $100 MILLION
12 Days of Christmas for $100 Million
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DENVER, December 7, 2011 – The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow! Nobody matched all six numbers in last night’s drawing, pushing the jackpot to $100 million. The cash option for the Friday, December 9 drawing will be an estimated $73.3 million.

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, $100 million would allow someone to buy the most extravagant gifts for their family and friends. The following is a list of how many 12 Days of Christmas items could be purchased with $100 million:

With $100 million, a person could buy 540,570 partridges in pear trees ($184.99 each).*
With $100 million, a person could buy 1,600,000 turtle doves ($62.5 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 2,000,000 French hens ($50 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 769,290 calling birds ($129.99 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 775,194 gold rings ($129 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 3,703,704 geese-a-laying ($27 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 111,111 swans-a-swimming ($900 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 13,793,104 maids-a-milking ($7.25 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 143,000 ladies dancing ($699.3 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 209,789 lords-a-leaping ($476.67 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 453,104 pipers piping ($220.7 each).
With $100 million, a person could buy 456,288 drummers drumming ($219.16 each).
*Numbers based on the 2011 PNC Christmas Price Index.

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 State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection.
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December 7, 2011
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