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$333M jackpot up for grabs tonight

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Lottery officials today bumped the Mega Millions jackpot from $325 million to $333 million for tonight’s drawing. It only takes $1 for Georgia Lottery players to have a chance to win big. The jackpot is the third largest in the state lottery’s history.

Mega Millions, which costs $1 to play, offers players two payment options: 26 annual payments in equal installments or one check worth the cash value of the estimated jackpot. A Mega Millions player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, would walk away with about $12.8 million a year (before taxes) for 26 years with the annuity option – unless the pot is split with multiple winners. Or a player could select the cash option and get a single check of about $210 million before taxes.

A Georgia Lottery retailer who sells a winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket would get a $25,000 retailer incentive bonus payment. That prize also is split if there are multiple winners.

GEORGIA LOTTERY TOP JACKPOTS

RANK    DRAW DATE    GAME                     JACKPOT               LOCATION of JACKPOT WINNER(S)

1              3/6/07             Mega Millions     $390,000,000    Dalton, Georgia; New Jersey

2              5/9/00             The Big Game     $363,000,000      Illinois; Michigan

3              8/28/09           Mega Millions    $333,000,000     CURRENT JACKPOT

4              4/16/02          The Big Game      $331,000,000      Dacula, Georgia; Illinois; New Jersey

5             8/31/07           Mega Millions     $330,000,000      Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia

6            11/15/05          Mega Millions     $315,000,000      California

7            7/2/04             Mega Millions     $294,000,000     Massachusetts

8            2/22/08           Mega Millions     $275,000,000     Portal, Georgia

9              2/28/06          Mega Millions    $270,000,000     Ohio

10            4/18/06          Mega Millions    $265,000,000     Ohio

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