Mega Millions jackpot surges to $493 million

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The last MI player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake in October.

How does almost half a billion dollars sound?

There was no winning jackpot ticket in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, pushing Tuesday's expected jackpot to an estimated $493 million, with a one-time cash option of $296 million.

According to Florida Lottery, 83 million willing tickets have been sold in the state, including 12 jackpot winners.

This year, 20-year-old Shane Missler of Port Richey won a $451 million prize on January 5, while Richard Wahl of Vernon, N.J., won $533 million on March 30.

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Two people matched five white balls and won $1 million.

Tickets can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide.

If a MI player wins tonight's $433 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state. Or just ask for a Quick Pick.

The next drawing takes place at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Matching five numbers, but not the final "match" number produces a $1 million payout.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states.

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