Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots worth over $860 million

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots worth over $860 million

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The current Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $314 million.

Friday's 10 p.m. Mega Millions drawing has a jackpot of $548 million, the third-largest in the game's history and the ninth-largest of all jackpots played in the United States.

An in-state Megabucks Doubler drawing will also take place tomorrow for an estimated $3.3 million in winnings.

The largest Mega Millions grand prize was $656 million, won in 2012.

If one were to match all five numbers and the mega number, which has the odds of 1 in 302 million, they would get to choose between a 30-year annuity or a cash payout. The Powerball lottery holds the overall record with a $1.586 billion payout in 2016.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

The prize has been growing for 23 consecutive drawings since July 24.

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