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Growing Lottery Jackpots to Tempt Players This Week

22 October, 2018, 05:28 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • Friday's Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion

The Powerball prize climbed to $620 million after no one hit all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing - but it's the Mega Millions' already-record $1.6 billion kitty that's garnering all the attention.

With no winning ticket picked Saturday, the combined total between the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries has now reached a mind-blowing $2.2 billion.

The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number. The numbers to look for on the winning ticket are 16, 54, 57, 62, 69.

The Mega Millions top prize of $1.6 billion has a cash payout option of $904 million, but both can grow depending on the volume of ticket sales. But like Mega Millions, no one took home Powerball and the pot continues to rise.

No information about the Knoxville victor is available until the prize is claimed.

It costs $2 to play the game.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of 11 California office workers won $US543 million ($763 million).

You must match all five numbers plus the Mega number to win the grand prize.

When lottery officials changed the Mega Millions rules in October 2017 to shrink the odds of winning and increase ticket prices to $2 from $1, then-Mega Millions president Debbie Alford said the innovations would deliver "attention-grabbing jackpots" and generate increased revenues.

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