ATLANTA – Mega Millions has rolled up a jumbo jackpot for Friday’s drawing. The jackpot is at an estimated $224 million to a single annuity winner. Tickets are $1 per play.
With Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, any lucky player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win approximately $8.6 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. Or a player could select the cash option and win a single check worth approximately $138 million.
Any Georgia Lottery retailer who sells a winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket can earn the $25,000 retailer incentive bonus payment. If more than one winning jackpot ticket is sold in Georgia, the retailers selling the winning tickets will share the $25,000 retailer incentive bonus.
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 Corporation has returned more than $11.7 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 1.2 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
MEGA MILLIONS FAST FACTS
Draw Date: April 30, 2010
Estimated Jackpot Amount: $224 million
Annuity Amount: Approximately $8.6 million over 26 years
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $138 million
Cost to Play: $1 per play
Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday and Friday
Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:40
Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
Date Jackpot Began Rolling: March 16, 2010
Number of Rolls: 13
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: March 12, 2010 in Illinois
#1 Georgia Lottery Jackpot: Mega Millions = $390 million; March 6, 2007; Ga./N.J. winners
#1 Powerball Jackpot: $365 million; Feb. 18, 2006; Neb. winner
Georgia Lottery Rank: N/A (not in Top 10)
Powerball Rank: N/A (not in Top 10)
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