With no winner, Mega Millions jackpot rises to $344 million

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

With No Winner, Mega Millions® Jumps to $344 Million

COLUMBIA, SC (December 9, 2013) – Changes to Mega Millions® in October promising bigger, faster growing jackpots have driven the top prize for Tuesday night to $344 MILLION.

A $47 million jump in the jackpot shows sales of the $1 game are strong nationally.

In South Carolina, more than 50,000 winners won prizes from $1 to $15,000 in Friday night's drawing.

The winner of Tuesday night's fourth largest jackpot can elect a cash option of $184 million.

Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 259 million.

Please, play responsibly.