Jackpot fever: Mega Millions increases to $312M

Source: WTOC
Source: WTOC

From Georgia Lottery

ATLANTA – As a result of brisk ticket sales, lottery officials announced today that the Mega Millions jackpot has been bumped from $304 million to $312 MILLION for Friday's drawing.

Mega Millions tickets are $1 per play. For an additional $1 per play, players can select the Megaplier option for a chance to increase prizes.

Any lucky player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win approximately $12 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. Or a player could select the cash option and win a single payment worth approximately $198 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state of Georgia.