Luckiest of days? Mega Millions jackpot at $119M


ATLANTA - Friday the 13th could be a very lucky day for Georgia Lottery players.

Friday night's Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $119 million.

If no one wins tonight they have a second chance at a bigger jackpot tomorrow night. Saturday night's Powerball jackpot is $317 million.

Both drawings can be seen on Channel 2 at 11 p.m., right before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $14.6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.2 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.


Draw Date: Friday, September 13, 2013

Estimated Jackpot Amount: $119 million

Annuity Amount: Approximately $4.5 million a year for 26 years

Cash Option Amount: Approximately $80 million

Cost to Play: $1 per play; additional $1 per play for Megaplier

Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday and Friday

Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million

Date Jackpot Began Rolling: July 30, 2013

Number of Rolls: 12

Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: July 26, 2013 – $19 million jackpot (New Jersey winner)

#1 Mega Millions Jackpot: March 30, 2012 – $656 million (3 winning tickets – Illinois, Kansas and Maryland – $218.6 million each)