Mega Millions jackpot hits $244M

ATLANTA – The jackpot for Mega Millions is estimated at $244 million for Tuesday night's drawing.

Georgia has had 12 jackpot winners since Mega Millions sales began in 2002, according to the Georgia Lottery.

Players who match all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number, could win approximately $9.3 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. Or a player could select the cash option and win a single payment worth an estimated $155 million.

The last winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket was won Feb. 1 by players in Indiana and Michigan, according to the Georgia Lottery.

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