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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion

19 October, 2018, 13:40 | Author: Melinda Barton
  • Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

The estimated Mega Millions jackpot was raised on Thursday for the second time, due to strong sales ahead of Friday night's drawing, according to the NBC.

The numbers are 3, 57, 64, 68, 69 and the Powerball is 15.

A ticket in Lexington for last night's Powerball won the game's second prize of $1 million.

The current jackpot is the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the lottery's history at $970 million.

The last winners: Powerball on August 11 and Mega Millions on July 24.

Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday.


The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $970 million, inching ever-closer to the $1 billion mark.

With the odds as low as they are and the jackpot is as high as it is, some are saying, "Why not?"

On top of that, Ascienzo adds, Mega Millions also doubled its ticket price to $2, which has also contributed to the growth. The other significant change that helped fuel the jackpot growth was the increase in the Mega Millions ticket price, which doubled to $2.

The game - played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands - becomes a "cultural phenomenon" somewhere in the $200 million to $400 million range, said Medenica, who holds the informal and rotating director position for an 11-state Mega Millions consortium. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million. It's the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

If you go to the Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Roseville tomorrow between noon and 1 p.m., they're giving away one ticket each to the first 250 people that show up.

Nobody matched all six Powerball numbers during Wednesday evening's drawings, so the jackpot rolls again.

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