Finally, one thing trending more on social media than politics and the opening day of deer season and that is the Mega Millions drawing which has exceeded $1 BILLION.  Yes that is correct with a B – BILLION.  The drawing will be at 11 p.m. ET tonight (Friday) in Atlanta, Georgia at the WSB-TV studios. The jack pot is so large that the electronic lottery signs are stuck at $999 million as they only have three number capability.

According to the USA today this is not the largest jackpot ever.  The largest lottery jackpot in United States history was $1.6 billion from a Powerball game in January 2016. The former record holder for Mega Millions was a $656 million prize in 2012. The prize was split three ways in both of these drawings, with each winner receiving at least $200 million – before taxes, of course.

You can purchase tickets up until 10:45 PM tonight.  The odds against winning is pretty incredible, but we have had a few Bulloch Countians beat those odds through the years.  It is fun to dream at the very least.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...