PA Lottery urges responsible play for Mega Millions $400 million jackpot

  • From the PA Lottery December 12, 2013

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.- With excitement building for Friday night’s $400 million Mega Millions jackpot - the second-largest jackpot in that game’s history - the Pennsylvania Lottery today encouraged players to please play responsibly.

To help players manage pooled ticket purchases with other players, the Lottery offers “Pool Play” forms on its website at Forms are available for the Mega Millions, Powerball, Match 6 Lotto and Millionaire Raffle games.

In addition to offering space to list the names of pool members, the forms include the current jackpot and next drawing date. Forms are not a substitute for a lottery ticket, may not be used to claim a prize, and will not be accepted as evidence of an entry into any lottery game.

How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 (the Mega Ball). Players may select their own numbers using a Mega Millions play slip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks.

For an extra $1 per play, players can add the Megaplier. Prior to the Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number - ranging from two to five - is randomly selected. The Megaplier applies to non-jackpot prizes.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are available for sale until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights (Tuesdays and Fridays). Learn more about the game online at


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