The local radio station again – this time giving away 200 free Mega Millions tickets

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – After handing out 99 lottery tickets to eager listeners last week, 99.9 Gator Country is once again hoping to help one of its loyal listeners hit the jackpot.

Your Hometown Morning Show’s Amadeus radio personality will be at Best Bet in Orange Park to hand out tickets for the estimated $1.1 billion prize.

Tickets will go to the first 200 commuters to go through the promotion from 6 a.m. Friday – until they’re all gone.

“It’s like giving away a dream,” said co-host Eden Kendall. “When we hand someone a ticket, it’s like saying, ‘Here’s a few hours fantasizing about what it would be like to be a billionaire.'”

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The Mega Millions prize has grown so much because it has been more than three months since anyone matched all six numbers in the game and hit the jackpot. This equates to 29 consecutive draws without a winner.

The increase ahead of Friday night’s draw makes the jackpot the third-largest, behind the $1.5 billion prizes won in 2018 and 2016.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

The $1.1 billion prize is for players who obtain their winnings through an annuity, paid annually over 29 years. Almost all of the winners take the cash option, which for Friday’s draw is estimated at $648.2 million.

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Christy J. Olson