Powerball Numbers Announced, No Winner; Mega Millions Drawing Pending

Marco Green
October 18, 2018

The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to more to $900 million while the Powerball jackpot soared to $430 million after no tickets hit on Wednesday, meaning a combined $1.3 billion awaits lottery players this weekend, USA Today reported.

Seven-time lottery game grand prize victor Richard Lustig tips on his advice to win the Mega Million and Powerball jackpots.

"Big news! No one matched all six numbers in the Mega Millions game Tuesday so Friday's jackpot will be worth an estimated $868 million".

The three winners, who bought their tickets in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Kentucky, have not yet been identified. Another $1 Mega Millions ticket was cashed in on October 17 to a man from Dawson Springs.

To win both, the odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion, the report noted.

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

On top of that, Ascienzo adds, Mega Millions also doubled its ticket price to $2, which has also contributed to the growth.

One ticket with the Powerplay option is worth $150,000.

The Powerball game has not seen a grand prize victor since August 11.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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