Weekend Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Near $1Billion
Lottery players are in a frenzy and it's hard to blame them. The nation's two multi-state lottery jackpots add up to almost $1 billion this weekend!
The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots combined reach $980 million on Thursday, the highest total since October 2018.
In October 2018, the Mega Millions jackpot reached its all-time record of $1.537 billion, lottery officials said.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing has climbed to $510 million, and if won, it will be the eighth-largest jackpot in the game’s history.
Even though no one won the Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday, there is a new millionaires in New Jersey.
The winner had five numbers, but missed the Mega number. The $1 million winning ticket in New Jersey was sold at Masso's Deli & Pizzeria in Gibbsboro in Camden County.
Saturday night’s drawing for the Powerball jackpot remains at $470 million, making it the tenth-largest jackpot in Powerball history if someone wins the prize.
This is only the third time that both games have simultaneously had jackpots larger than $400 million. If you choose the cash option, you could receive: $377.4 million in Mega Millions jackpot and $362.7 million in Powerball jackpot.
Here's a quick reality check. The odds of winning Mega Millions are one in 303 million.
Good luck this weekend trying to hit a jackpot or two!
Sources: Powerball/Mega Millions