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Big Game Rolls to $200 Million

10 April 2002

ILLINOIS – (Press Release) --Record sales are building toward a record jackpot in the Big Game. There were no grand prizewinners in last night's Big Game drawing so Americans are waking up this morning to a jackpot that's bulging at $200 million.

Though nobody ran away with the jackpot that was estimated at $155 million, there were 35 lucky second prize winners that matched five of the six Big Game numbers last night taking home $150,000 each (see info below for locations). The winning numbers were 01-15-17-21-41 and the Big Money Ball was 04.

In addition to the second prizewinners, 2,167,367 other tickets matched for the other prize levels bringing the total prize amount for the drawing to $12,768,348

This jackpot has been building since February 5, 2002, when The Big Game had its most recent jackpot winner. The jackpot has now rolled 18 times without a winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 76 million.

The record for the highest jackpot awarded in North American history is held by The Big Game: $363 million in May of 2000.

The Big Game is currently played in seven states -- Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia.

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