Powerball jackpot hits $384 million for Saturday drawing

31 December, 2017, 06:51 | Author: Bert Pena
  • A customer shows their tickets for the Powerball lottery at the CA lotto store in San Bernardino County California on the California Nevada state line

If you didn't score the big Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot this week to top off the year, you aren't alone. The actual estimate of the grand prize Saturday night ballooned to $390.1 million. The Powerball number was 24 and the multiplier was 2. No winners were immediately announced.

The Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday night were 4, 10, 18, 28 and 62 and the Megaball was 7.

According to the website, powerball.net, IN lays claim to 39 jackpot winners since the game began IN 1992, totaling 10.7 percent of all jackpot winners.

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Despite the mountains of zeros attached to both lottery games' jackpots this week, neither of the current amounts is a record-setter, as CNBC reported.

Powerball, with a Saturday night drawing, says its jackpot has jumped to $384 million while Mega Millions weighs in at around $343 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.Mega Millions is played in 46 states, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands. In August, an IL player won a $393 million jackpot.

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