Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots exceed $800M


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The top prizes for the lottery games have been rolling over since October.

UPDATE: Winning numbers for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing are 1, 42, 64, 47, 70 and the Mega Ball is 22.

Want to buy tickets to next Monday’s Georgia-Alabama college football championship game in Atlanta? Or more specifically, can you afford the four-figure ticket prices that likely will be the norm until game time?

Well, there’s one possible solution: Take chances on the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery jackpots, which have kept growing into the new year.

As of Tuesday, the top prizes are worth a combined $801 million, Georgia Lottery officials said.

The Mega Millions top prize is $361 million, increasing at midday Tuesday. This jackpot has rolled over 22 times since Oct. 17.

Powerball, which has a jackpot of $440 million, has rolled over 19 times since Oct 28.

Tickets are $2 per play for both games and can be purchased at many retail outlets. Also, you can play online.

The Mega Millions drawing can be viewed at 11 p.m. Tuesday, right before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat.

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