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Friday’s $353M jackpot is 5th largest in Mega Millions

Friday night's $353 million Mega Millions jackpot ranks the fifth largest for the multi-state game. Players in Georgia have collected large prizes as the jackpot continues to roll.

The Mega Millions jackpot began rolling Jan. 7 and has rolled 19 times.

Three lucky tickets worth $5,000 were purchased in Winder, Trenton and Chamblee from the March 11 drawing.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $353 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $198 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. 

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia's Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

 

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