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Just in thyme: $205M in the pot for Mega Millions drawing

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Just in thyme: $205M in the pot for Mega Millions drawing
ATLANTA – The estimated Mega Millions jackpot to a single annuity winner is at $205 million for Tuesday’s drawing, and lottery players across Georgia are excited about minting the largest prize just days before Thanksgiving.

The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has rolled 15 times.

Four winning tickets worth $5,000 were sold in Vidalia, Byron, LaFayette and Stockbridge from the Nov. 22 drawing.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $205 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $110 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 $14.8 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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