Mega Millions reaches $230 million, highest jackpot this year

Below is a news release from the South Carolina Education Lottery:

Mega Millions® Draws for $230 MILLION on Black Friday!

COLUMBIA, SC (November 27, 2013) – A Mega Millions® jackpot of $230 MILLION could put some lucky player in the black on Black Friday.

The jackpot is the largest seen this year for the Mega Millions® game.

Interested shoppers can buy a ticket for $1 at most convenience stores and grocery stores in our state.

The Lottery is reporting steady sales in a state hungry for its first Mega Millions® jackpot win.

A South Carolinian will have to beat the 1 in 259 million odds to walk away with Friday night's $125 million cash payout.

Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. for Friday's 11 p.m. drawing.

Please, play responsibly.