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Strong ticket sales raise Mega Millions jackpot to $636M

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Georgia Lottery officials say the estimated Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday's drawing has been raised from $586 million to $636 million due to strong sales. 

The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has now rolled 21 times.

The newly adjusted jackpot comes in second to the record of $656 million which was set in March of last year.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $636 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $341 million.

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.

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