Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Combine To An Estimated $2.22 Billion

Daniel Fowler
October 21, 2018

The prize for Friday's Mega Millions contest had soared to $1 billion, prompting long lines at gas stations and 7-11s across the country, the federal capital Washington and the US Virgin Islands where the lottery is held. That would stop the streak of 25 rollovers, most recently on Friday night.

The base prize for matching the five white numbers drawn is $1 million.

"It's possible that nobody wins again".

But, although there were 15 second-tier winning tickets of at least $1 million across nine states, nobody won the jackpot - putting the prize for Tuesday's draw at a record $1.6 billion.

The all-time largest lottery win was on January 13, 2016, when three tickets shared $1.586 billion in a Powerball drawing, CNBC reported.

"We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing jackpots", said former Mega Millions President Debbie D. Alford at the time.

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Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 20 2018

Tonya Jimenez, assistant manager at Beavers Market in Fort Collins, Colorado, said all three registers were going Saturday, a day after the store sold 220 tickets.

The Mega Millions jackpot hasn't been hit since July 24th when 11 workers in California split a prize of $543 million.

It costs $US2 to play the game.

Tickets for both Mega Millions and Powerball are sold in Kansas everywhere Kansas Lottery tickets are sold. "I'd be more surprised if it doesn't get hit".

That means that the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots combined have are roughly $2.22 billion.

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