Mega Millions jackpot hits $548 million for tonight’s drawing; Powerball at $314 million for Saturday


Mega Millions jackpot hits 8 million for tonight’s drawing; Powerball at 4 million for Saturday

The jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is currently $548 million, according to the state Gaming Commission, as there were no winners Tuesday night for the top prize.This would be the sixth-largest prize in the game’s history.Additionally, the Powerball jackpot has climbed to $312 million for Saturday’s drawing — the 24th highest jackpot in the game’s history.Win them both, that’s a cool $862 million prize. Of course, there are the odds to consider: the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 302,575,350 to 1, while the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1.Tickets for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m.; the drawing will be held at 11 p.m. Powerball tickets are on sale until 10:00 p.m. at latest Saturday — some stores may end sales earlier — and the drawing will be at 10:59 p.m.Mega Millions is played across 44 states along with Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There have been four big winners so far this year: $543 million won in California, $142 million won in Ohio, $533 million won in New Jersey and $451 million won in Florida.The largest Mega Millions jackpot winner in New York was Harold Diamond, of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, who won $326 million in 2014.Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to the New York Lottery, there has been one big winner this year so far in New York — $245 million won in September in Staten Island — and 9 winners of a million dollars each throughout the state.
Source: Watertown Daily Times Latest News
Mega Millions jackpot hits 8 million for tonight’s drawing; Powerball at 4 million for Saturday

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