ATLANTA—Mega Millions is gearing up for a mega grab for Tuesday’s drawing. Because of increased sales, the jackpot was raised to an estimated $330 million to a single annuity winner. It only takes $1 for a chance to win big.
Any lucky player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win approximately $12.6 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. Or a player could select the cash option and win a single payment worth approximately $208 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 Corp. has returned more than $12.1 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 1.25 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.