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.