A jackpot estimated at $133 million is up for grabs in tonight's Mega Millions drawing.
The big prize for the multi-state lottery continued to climb after no one matched all six numbers drawn in last Friday's game: 5, 6, 7, 11, 25 and the "Mega Ball" of 31.
If a single ticket matches all six numbers tonight and that player chooses the cash option, he or she will walk away with a lump-sum payment of about $82 million, before taxes.
In addition to Georgia, Mega Millions, which began 13 years ago as the "Big Game," is played in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, California and Washington state.
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