Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots surpass $300 million

29 December, 2017, 02:09 | Author: Diane Mills
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A combined estimated $690-million is up for grabs with this weekend's Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.

If you are one of the lottery enthusiasts who lucked out on winning a single prize last night, there is still a chance for you to try your luck at Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, offering $306 million prize money, Newsday reported. Tickets for both games also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com. The last victor was on October 13, when two tickets split a $43 million jackpot. A ticket sold in Washington matched the five white balls and included the optional Megaplier, which means that player won the Match 5 second prize worth $4 million, officials said. No one matched the winning numbers from the Tuesday, Dec. 26, drawing. The odds of winning the grand prize for Powerball are 1 in 292.2 million.

The Powerball game has a comparative arrangement. Players win $1 million if their Powerball ticket has coordinated the five numbers. To win the jackpot, a player must match every number-including the Powerball.

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The move was similar to one made by Powerball in October 2015.

Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot was the 17th largest in the lottery's history, with the largest being $1.586 billion. Lottery retailers throughout the state are selling Mega Millions tickets until 10:45 p.m. Friday.

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