$500 Million Jackpot!

, Posted: Wed, March 28 2012 at 12:51 PM, Updated: Wed, March 28 2012 at 12:59 PM

It's the largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions and if you are lucky you could walk away with $500 million dollars on Friday March 30th. 

The Oregon Lottery began selling the Mega Millions game in March of 2010. The state has yet to win one of the top ten largest jackpots but residents here in Oregon have won over $14.2 million dollars.

Previously the current top lottery jackpot was won on March 6th of 2007 with an amount of $390 million.

If a ticket holder were to win Friday's drawing they would have two options on how to accept the money. Option one would be the an annual options splitting the money up receiving $12.8 million per year for 26 years. Or option number two, after taxes accepting the lump sum prize would give the winner a net payment of over $240.7 million.

Oregon residents can purchase tickets for the Mega Millions up until 7:00 p.m. this upcoming Friday March 30th. Residents in California will have until 7:45 p.m.

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