Citing brisk ticket sales, Georgia Lottery officials announced Friday the Mega Millions estimated jackpot has been bumped from $247 million to $253 million for Friday's drawing.
If a MI player hits the Mega Millions jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the state.
The last time there was a Powerball jackpot victor was October 26 with a single ticket worth $191.1 million.
Mega Millions drawings are every Tuesday and Friday.
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Powerball, which also costs $2 per ticket, also offers two payment options: $191 million in cash or the $300 million paid out over 30 payments.
A ticket sold there matched four out of the five numbers and the Powerball over the weekend.
Proceeds from Mega Millions and Powerball benefit education in Georgia.
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $19 billion to the state of Georgia for education. More than 1.8 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.