What can you buy with $297 million?

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INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 6, 2013) – The Mega Millions jackpot is up for grabs Friday night and has increased to $297 million.

And while that money could certainly get you places, why not spend it in the Hoosier State?

According to the Hoosier Lottery, $297 million will get you a lot—and we mean a lot—of favorite Hoosier foods. It’s enough money to buy:

  • 32,333,333 tenderloins with fries
  • 91,222,571 shrimp cocktails
  • 15,569,823 burgers
  • 12,388,250 pizzas

What’s that? You’re thirsty? According to the lottery, the jackpot is enough to buy 27,094,972 six packs of root beer. That should be enough to quench your thirst!

Or maybe you’re a winner with a sweet tooth. The lottery has you covered there, too: the $297 million prize is enough to buy 15,323,855 pounds of caramel milk chocolate candy or 80,460,828 slices of sugar cream pie, a Hoosier favorite.

Tickets for Friday’s drawing are $1 and available at the nearly 4,000 Hoosier Lottery retailers around the state. Tickets must be purchased by 10:44 p.m. Friday.

The Mega Millions drawing airs on FOX59 Friday night, right after FOX59 News at Ten.

For more information, visit the websites for the Hoosier Lottery or Mega Millions.