Updated March 31
Are you rich yet? Here's how you'll know. The winning numbers drawn Friday in the Mega Millions lottery are:
2-4-23-38-46 Mega Ball 23.
Lottery officials hope soon to announce if there is a winner.
The Mega Millions lottery prize increased to $640 million as of midday Friday, the highest jackpot ever, according to media reports. No winning ticket has been sold in two months.
Sales have skyrocketed at Manhattan Tobacco, a New York convenience store, said cashier Alex Shanahe. He said the store has proved to be lucky, as it's sold winning tickets of $3 million and $5 million.
"The sales have tripled. Everybody wants to win the Mega Millions," Shanahe said.
The next drawing will be Friday at 11 p.m., so you can again vie for a piece. Georgia is one of 44 states and localities that participate in Mega Millions.
Here are the rules, from the Mega Millions website: Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 56; one ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 46. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date. There are nine ways to win a prize, from $2 to the jackpot. If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the jackpot for the next drawing. Overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 40.
And what if you win the jackpot? There are two ways to take the prize.
Annuity option: Provides 26 annual payments. For every $1,000,000 in the jackpot, you will receive approximately $38,500 per year before taxes.
Cash option: A one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.
For more information, visit the lottery website.