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Mega Millions rolls over to $280 Million

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ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -

The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled over  27 times since March 11, so Friday’s drawing is an annuitized $280 million.

Two winning tickets worth $5,000 were sold in Franklin and Atlanta from Tuesday’s drawing.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $280 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $186 million.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $17.4 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 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

The odds for winning a prize are one in forty.

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