Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots climb

12:18 PM, Feb 7, 2014   |    comments
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(WXIA) -- Both of the Georgia Lottery's big games will see larger jackpots this weekend.

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The Georgia Lottery announced Friday that the Mega Millions jackpot has reached $107 million for Friday night's drawing.

The Powerball drawing will be Saturday; its jackpot is now $247 million.

Mega Millions began rolling on Jan. 7 and has rolled nine times. Tickets are $1 each. If a winner is chosen Friday, he or she can choose to take a lump sum of about $59 million or 29 annual graduated payments.

In December, Stone Mountain resident Ira Curry was one of two people to win a $648 million Mega Millions jackpot.

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Powerball's jackpot has rolled 12 times since Dec. 28. Tickets are $2 each. The cash option for its jackpot is about $142 million.

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