UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $363 Million

No one matched all the winning numbers during the March 23 drawing.

The jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has increased to $363 million.

Mega Millions has rolled 17 times since a College Park woman won $72 million on Jan. 24.

The winning numbers in the March 23 drawing were 6-17-19-20-21 with a Mega Ball of 20. One player matched five numbers, but not the Mega Ball, to win a $250,000 prize. Eight Georgia players matched four of the numbers plus the Mega Ball to net a $10,000 prize. One of those eight players won $40,000 playing the Megaplier option.

The next drawing will be held tonight, March 27 at 11 p.m. If someone should match all the winning numbers in tonight's drawing, he or she will have a choice of two payment options: an annuity option that will net the lucky winner approximately $13 million a year for 26 years or a single cash payment of $259 million. 

Mega Millions tickets are $1 each. For an additional $1, players can choose the Megaplier option to multiply prizes. The overall odds of winning any prize are one in 40. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 175 million.

Do you plan to buy a ticket for Tuesday's drawing? Tell us in the comments.

Proceeds from Mega Millions and all Georgia Lottery games benefit education in the state of Georgia. Since its inception, the Georgia lottery has provided $13.1 billion to the state in education funding.

For more information, visit the Georgia Lottery or Mega Millions websites. 

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Sharon Swanepoel March 26, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Wow, that's pretty high. I'm usually like so many others, don't usually do anything with it until it gets ridiculously high and the odds of winning are pretty much at the worst it can get! I don't know what I'd do with a million so what could I possible do with $356 million. Might be nice finding out though!
Mitch March 26, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Yes, for some reason I only play when the jackpot is over $300 million, as if 50 million just wouldn't cut it!?! And I believe the odds of winning are the same no matter what the jackpot is; 1 in 175 million. Yep, there is more chance that Brian Crawford will become a republican than we do winning this thing. Good luck!
Kristi Reed (Editor) March 26, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Haha! You're probably right about those odds Mitch! Still, it's fun to dream isn't it? Sharon - I don't know exactly what I'd do with that much money, but I would dedicate myself to figuring it out ;)
Mitch March 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Well, I didn't want to win $363 million anyway. Half a billion dollars here I come!!!
Kristi Reed (Editor) March 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Me too Mitch. I'm going to hold out for big money. ;)


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