Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

If a $449 Million Jackpot Isn't Enough, You Could Add $243 Million More in Missouri

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

If a $449 Million Jackpot Isn't Enough, You Could Add $243 Million More in Missouri

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UPDATES with no winner on Friday night

Buy a private island and take early retirement?

Or you could just turn this three-day weekend into a lifetime weekend if you win the next Mega Millions jackpot, which stood at $415 million on Friday.

If $415 million doesn't sound like enough, the Missouri Lottery is offering a special promotion. For one day only of course, the Fourth of July people who buy $5 worth of Mega Millions tickets will also get a free $2 Powerball ticket.

Think of the freedom. Think of the independence. Think of being filthy rich.

"All of our retail locations will be participating in this promotion, so it just depends on who buys Mega Millions tickets," said Susan Goedde, a spokeswoman for the Missouri Lottery. "The jackpot is currently the third largest ever for the game."

No one won Friday night's drawing, which Goedde said would mean the jackpot climbs to at least an estimated $449 million for the next drawing on Tuesday, she said. …

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