Lottery jackpots: $245 million for Powerball, $119 million for Mega Millions

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The Mega Millions jackpot rolled over to $119 million after no players matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, and if that’s not a big enough prizes for you, the jackpot is about twice that size for Wednesday’s Powerball multi-state lottery.

The Mega Millions numbers drawn Tuesday were 2, 12, 18, 54 and 56, and the Mega Ball was 1.

The drawing for Wednesday’s $245 million Powerball can be seen live on WSB-TV just before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m. The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night.

The Powerball jackpot has been climbing since August 10, Georgia Lottery officials said.

If a single player matches all six numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing and that player chooses the cash option, he or she will receive a one-time payout of approximately $136 million before taxes.

Meanwhile, lottery officials announced Tuesday that a Powerball ticket sold at a Publix Super Market in Roswell matched the first five numbers in the August 28 drawing, and is worth $1 million.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.


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