'Tis the season for jolly jackpots! Georgia Lottery officials announced today that the estimated Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing has been raised from $586 million to $636 million because of strong sales.
The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has rolled 21 times.
Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $636 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $341 million.
It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state of Georgia.