Two multi-direct lottery lottery drawings with jackpots totaling $862 million are fueling desires for wannabe millionaires.
Friday’s Mega Millions prize is estimated at $548 million, whereas the Powerball jackpot for Saturday is ready $314 million.
The $548 million jackpot is the 1/3-biggest jackpot in Mega Millions historical past and the ninth-biggest jackpot in U.S. lottery historical past.
The cash option on the Mega Millions prize is an estimated $309.2 million, whereas the cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $179.4 million.
“As these jackpots continue to climb and the joys surrounding them builds, we remind of us to withhold the expertise of enjoying the lottery luscious by enjoying responsibly,” Michael Sweeney, govt director of the Massachusetts Squawk Lottery, acknowledged in an announcement.
All drawings can be found in by the employ of the Lottery’s web location – masslottery.com, and is also considered on the Lottery’s legit Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 every and is also conducted in forty four states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Mega Millions drawing will seemingly be the 23rd for the rationale that jackpot became last hit on July 24. In that drawing, $543 million became won by a neighborhood of 11 co-workers on a stamp sold in California.
Friday’s $548 million jackpot is the game’s biggest since Dec. 17, 2013, when tickets sold in California and Georgia every won a portion of a $648 million jackpot. The highest-ever Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million, hit March 30, 2012 on tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
Saturday evening’s Powerball drawing will seemingly be the 18th for the rationale that jackpot became last hit Aug. 11, when a $245.6 million jackpot became won on a stamp sold in Unusual York.
The $314 million jackpot is the game’s biggest for the rationale that Would possibly 19 drawing, when a $315.3 million jackpot became won on a stamp sold in Unusual Jersey.
The largest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time is $1.586 billion. Tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee every won a portion of that narrative-surroundings Powerball jackpot on Jan. Thirteen, 2016.
The largest jackpot ever won on a single stamp in U.S. lottery historical past is $758.7 million. A stamp sold in Chicopee for the Aug. 23, 2017 drawing became the lone winner of that Powerball jackpot.
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