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Jackpot Players Hoping for the Luck of the Irish this St. Patty’s Day Weekend
3/16/2018 11:28:07 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (March 16, 2018) – There’s plenty of green to go around this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, with two national jackpots totaling $800 million. Tonight Mega Millions® draws for $345 million. Tomorrow night Powerball® draws for $455 million.

Tickets are $2 for each game and are available at most convenience stores and grocery stores in our state.

Mega Millions® tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. for tonight’s drawing. Players can buy Powerball® tickets up until 9:59 p.m. on Saturday.

Both games offer similar odds of winning it all. You have a 1 in 303 million chance at winning the Mega Millions® jackpot, and your odds of taking home the Powerball® prize are slightly better at 1 in 293 million.

The Lottery reminds players it only takes one ticket to win. Please, play responsibly.

Good luck, South Carolina.

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