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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots continue to soar

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

ATLANTA – Bearing massive jackpots, Mega Millions and Powerball are in full force, each growing after no one matched the winning combinations to claim either jackpot prize. The excitement is spreading across Georgia as both continue to grow.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is at an estimated $114 million to a single annuity winner. The jackpot has grown since March 15 and has rolled 13 times.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: approximately $4.3 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option, or a single payment worth approximately $86 million with the cash option.

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.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is at an estimated $165 million to a single annuity winner. The jackpot has grown since April 3 and has rolled eight times.

One lucky Georgia Lottery player won $1 million, and another player won $10,000 from Saturday’s drawing. Roswell Road Amoco in Atlanta sold the winning ticket with the $1 million dollar prize. A ticket worth $10,000 was sold at Gateway Texaco in Savannah.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $165 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $107 million. Powerball tickets are $2 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 $14.3 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 1.4 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

 

MEGA MILLIONS FAST FACTS

Draw Date: April 30, 2013

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $114 million

Annuity Amount: Approximately $4.3 million a year for 26 years

Cash Option Amount: Approximately $86 million

Cost to Play: $1 per play; additional $1 per play for Megaplier

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 15, 2013

Number of Rolls: 13

Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: March 12, 2013 – $41 million jackpot (Ohio winner)

#1 Mega Millions Jackpot: March 30, 2012 – $656 million

(3 winning tickets – Illinois, Kansas and Maryland – $218.6 million each)

 

POWERBALL FAST FACTS

Draw Date: May 1, 2013

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $165 million
Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
Cash Option Amount: Approximately $107 million
Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier
Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday
Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:32
Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
Date Jackpot Began Rolling: April 3, 2013
Number of Rolls: 8
Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: March 30, 2013 – $50 million jackpot (Illinois winner)
#1 Powerball Jackpot: Nov. 28, 2012 – $588 million jackpot (Arizona and Missouri winners)

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corp. and Powerball, please visit:

www.galottery.com, www.lotterybenefitsgeorgians.com, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com

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Kimberly Starks
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