ATLANTA – Georgia’s big jackpots are growing. Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is $144 million, and Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $121 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since May 8 and has rolled 10 times. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $144 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $85 million.
Powerball began growing May 23 and has rolled 6 times. Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $121 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $72 million.
Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 per play and can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers. Georgia residents also can purchase tickets via the Georgia Lottery app or online at www.galottery.com.
Mega Millions players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play. Mega Millions also offers a new optional $3 wager Just the Jackpot that allows players to receive two entries for a chance to win the game’s jackpot prize only.
Powerball players can multiply prizes with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.
As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions and Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $19.5 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 1.8 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.