Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is worth $244 million

Photo by David Sebastian

Photo by David Sebastian

One player could possibly win $244 million in tonight's Mega Millions drawing.

That comes out to $9.3 million, before taxes, for 26 years. Or, the winner can choose a lump-sum pre-tax payout of approximately $155 million, according to Georgia Lottery Corp. officials.

The top prize in the multi-state game has been growing twice a week since Feb. 1, when players in Indiana and Michigan split a $45 million jackpot.

The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is $101 million.