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Mega Millions® Jackpot Rolls to $502 Million for Friday’s DrawingAn estimated $502 million Mega Millions® jackpot, with a cash lump sum option of $301.5 million, could be drawn Friday night. As consumers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot, the CT Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly.

“When jackpots reach hundreds of millions of dollars, we encourage people to use their ‘GameSense,’ or common sense, when playing,” said CT Lottery’s Interim President and CEO, Chelsea Turner. “It is important for consumers to use good judgement and to remember to ‘play for fun, not to make money,’ ‘know when to take breaks’ and ‘know the odds.’ It only takes one ticket to win.”

Friday’s drawing is the 4th largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million on March 30, 2012.

When gambling isn't fun anymore, help is available – all day every day. The Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-789-7777, is a free, 24-hour service established for the purpose of obtaining information, support and referrals for persons impacted by problem gambling, or visit PROBLEMGAMBLING.ORG.

The overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24.0. Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 million.

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