The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night's drawing currently stands at $190 million.
Burnside said West Virginia has seen nine lottery winners of $1 million or more since January 2012. Two won Mega Millions, plus seven Powerball winners.
"That's by far the most million dollar or more prizes that we have given away in that short period of time in history of our lottery," he said.
The Multi-State Lottery Association recently made changes to another popular game, Hot Lotto. Starting earlier this month, federal and state withholding taxes are already figured into Hot Lotto's jackpot.
"What's advertised for the Hot Lotto game is what a person would walk away with," Burnside said. "The taxes have been paid by the lottery on the front end."
The jackpot for that game currently sits at $6.21 million.
Burnside said Hot Lotto jackpots aren't as large as Mega Millions or Powerball, but players have a greater chance of winning because fewer people play the game. On average, the state sells about $92,000 in Hot Lotto tickets each week.
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