Mega Millions Mania Spurs Record Sales in Montana
Mega Millions Mania fueled lottery sales all across the country last week, and Montana was no exception. Montana Lottery officials report a record of $2.75 million in sales!
$1.73 million of that was from those wanting to get their hands on the record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. More than 27,000 Mega Millions winning tickets were purchased in Montana, including two tickets from Livingston and Billings that both won $10,000 on Friday night. Tickets sold in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas will share the world record jackpot, but as of yet, no winners have stepped forward.
The Mega Millions jackpot reverts back to $12 million for tonight’s drawing, but the other lotto jackpots are starting to climb. Powerball is at $70 million for Wednesday’s drawing, Hot Lotto is at $1.25 million, Wild Card is at $235,000 and Montana Cash is at $70,000.
By the way, proceeds from lottery sales go to the state’s General Fund, and since the Montana Lottery sold it’s first ticket in 1987, over $173 million has gone to the State of Montana.