Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Almost $1 Billion

Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Almost $1 Billion

Unidentified players in Minnesota and Nebraska, however, won "Match 5" prizes, officials said.

Between Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot and the prize for the following night's Powerball game - more than $1 billion is up for grabs.

One "Match 5" victor was reported in Arkansas, according to the site.


The jackpot for Mega Millions has reached $654 million, with a cash option of $372.6 million, since no one claimed the jackpot last Friday night.

Your odds of winning the jackpot is about 1 in 303 million.

At $667 million, someone holding a lone winning ticket would have the option of taking a cash payout of $380 million, according to the game's website. The last Powerball jackpot, which totaled $245.6 million, was won August 11 by a man in Staten Island, New York.


It's the second biggest Mega Millions drawing ever, and the third biggest lottery jackpot in USA history. It's the second-largest in Mega Millions history. It was the largest prize distributed for a single ticket.

Three other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year: $451 million on January 5 (Florida), $533 million on March 30 (New Jersey) and $142 million on May 4 (Ohio).

The next Powerball drawing will be held on Wednesday. "It only takes one ticket to win". "Jackpot fever is definitely sweeping the country!"


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