With double jackpot drawings at over $100 million each for this weekend,
lottery players have plenty to be excited about.
The Powerball jackpot began rolling Dec. 28 and has rolled 12 times. Saturday's drawing is now at an estimated $247 million to a single annuity winner.
Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $247million
annuity prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option,
which is approximately $142 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot began rolling on Jan. 7 and has
rolled nine times now, reaching an estimated $107 million to a single annuity
winner for Friday's drawing.
Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $107
million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated
payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $59 million.
As with all Georgia and South Carolina Lottery games,
proceeds benefit education in the state.