Mega Millions jackpot soars to $522M

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Georgia lottery officials confirmed on Tuesday that the Mega Millions lottery prize has grown from an already massive $512 million to $522 million due to "robust sales".

In Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, any player who matches all numbers will win or share a jackpot estimated at $147 million.

The odds of winning the grand prize at the drawing tonight is 1 in 302 million.

Tickets can be purchased at any New York Lottery retailer for $2, seven days a week. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn (01-14-30-44-62) but not the Mega Ball, 01.

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It's the fifth-largest top prize in the game's history. The cash option is $303 million.

Megaplier is a feature that allows a victor to multiply the original prize amount and is an additional $1 per play.

The jackpot, now at $522 million, has surged past $400 million for only the seventh time in the game's 16-year history.

Workers at Country Gas and Convenience near Tannersville say they have been busy selling lots of Mega Millions tickets and the reason is that they are known to sell some winners.

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