Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $145 Million for Tonight (12/21)

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Mega Millions with MegaplierThere’s already more than enough excitement to go around this time of year, including  the holidays, gift-buying and weather, but the Maryland Lottery insists upon adding a bit more.  The jackpot tonight for its popular Mega Millions game is $145 million.

“Life becomes very exciting for us when the jackpot gets this big,” admitted Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett.  “Phone calls, visits to our webpage, game sales – everything explodes when we pass the hundred million dollar mark.”  Records show that the jackpot has been on the rise since early November, stubbornly refusing to find a home anywhere in the 42 states that play the game.  “We hope to bring this jackpot home to Maryland tonight,” she said.

While the larger jackpot is appealing, Ms. Everett is quick to remind Mega Millions players that there are many other substantial prizes waiting to be won. In fact, so far this year, Maryland has had 25 second-tier $250,000 winners and 122 third-tier $10,000 winners.

The Mega Millions drawing can be seen on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11.

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