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   March 21, 2011

      Shake, rattle & roll: $244M Mega Millions; $101M Powerball
    ATLANTA – Both Mega Millions and Powerball are taking off at record speed with strong jackpots
    anticipated for Tuesday and Wednesday’s drawings.

    Mega Millions is bursting at the seams with an estimated $244 million jackpot to a single annuity winner for
    Tuesday’s drawing. Powerball has reached a dramatic turning point with its jackpot at $101 million for
    Wednesday’s drawing.

    Tickets per play for both games are $1 with an additional $1 for the Mega Millions Megaplier and Power
    Play multiplier options.

    Georgia has seen 12 jackpot winners since Mega Millions sales began in 2002. Since last year, more than
    $1.95 billion in total prizes were awarded to winners in supporting jurisdictions nationwide.

    Any lucky Mega Millions player who matches all five white ball numbers, along with the Mega Ball number,
    could win approximately $9.3 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. Or a player could select
    the cash option and win a single payment worth approximately $155 million.

    More than $2.57 billion in total prizes has been awarded to Powerball-playing jurisdictions nationwide.
    Since joining Powerball last January, one lucky Georgia winner won a $118 million jackpot prize.

    Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the
    cash option, which is approximately $51 million.

    Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $12.3 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 1.3 million students have received
    HOPE, and more than 1.1 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten
    program.



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    MEGA MILLIONS FAST FACTS
    Draw Date: March 22, 2011
    Estimated Jackpot Amount: $244 million
    Annuity Amount: Approximately $9.3 million a year for 26 years
    Cash Option Amount: Approximately $155 million
    Cost to Play: $1 per play
    Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Tuesday and Friday
    Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:40
    Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:175 million
    Date Jackpot Began Rolling: Feb. 4, 2011
    Number of Rolls: 13
    Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Feb. 1, 2011 in Indiana and Michigan


    POWERBALL FAST FACTS
    Draw Date: March 23, 2011
    Estimated Jackpot Amount: $101 million
    Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments
    Cash Option Amount: Approximately $51 million
    Cost to Play: $1 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier
    Drawings: 11 p.m. (ET) every Wednesday and Saturday
    Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:35
    Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:195 million
    Date Jackpot Began Rolling: March 2, 2011
    Number of Rolls: 6
    Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: Feb. 26, 2011 in Florida



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