Powerball and Mega Millions combined jackpot hits $2 billion

22 October, 2018, 05:23 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
  • A newstand billboard advertising tickets for the lottery

The prize for Friday's Mega Millions contest in the United States has soared to $1 billion, representing the largest jackpot in global lottery history if claimed by a single victor.

About 280 million tickets sold in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, none matching the winning mix of 7, 15, 23, 53, 65 and 70 to claim an estimated prize of $1 billion.

No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion.

Powerball, which held the record for the largest USA lottery prize of £1.213 billion ($1.586 bn) in 2016, will hold a separate draw on Saturday.

That's right. Mega Millions "entered historic territory" Saturday after officials confirmed there were no winners for Friday's drawing. The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016. But when they do, the amount is mind-blowing - as we can see in recent Mega Millions jackpots. According to the N.C. Education Lottery, which offers Mega Millions tickets, a single victor in Friday's drawing would have received $565.6 million if they took the cash option.

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Players will have another chance to win on Wednesday (10/24) at 11pm.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since July 24, when a group of 11 workers in California split $543 million.

Tickets for both Mega Millions and Powerball are sold in Kansas everywhere Kansas Lottery tickets are sold.

There were a number of runner-up prizes. Players have to match five numbers for the million dollar prize.

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