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Mega Millions lottery ticket sales strong for projected $1.1 billion jackpot

mega millions jackpotMega Millions sales are strong today in Virginia ahead of the lottery drawing tonight that is estimated at $1.1 billion.

  • As of 11 a.m., $584,901 of Mega Millions tickets have been bought today in Virginia.
  • As of 2 pm, $1,327,007 of Mega Millions tickets have been bought today in Virginia.
  • The Virginia Lottery expects to sell about $5.1 million in Mega Millions tickets today, before tonight’s 10:45 pm cutoff.
  • At peak times today, the lottery anticipates Mega Millions tickets to be bought at a rate of more than 5,100 per minute statewide.

The drawing for Mega Millions will take place at 11 p.m. tonight.

Tickets may be purchased at Virginia Lottery retailers, online or using the Virginia Lottery’s app.

Mega Millions prizes range from $2 to the jackpot.

The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.

The profit from every Mega Millions ticket sold in Virginia, by law, benefits K-12 public education in Virginia.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.

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