ialottery weblog: Jackpot News Galore/Dueling Jackpots!
Aug. nine replace: Nobody hit the jackpot in closing night time’s Mega Millions drawing, so the dueling jackpots are nonetheless ON! The Mega Millions jackpot now stands an estimated $382 million annuity ($238.three million lump-sum choice) for Friday’s drawing. So now we’re going to wait to peer what occurs in this night’s Powerball drawing …
This week is the primary time that the jackpots in Powerball® and Mega Millions® have each crowned the $300 million mark on the similar time because the video games started to be bought by way of all U.S. lotteries seven years in the past.
Prior to January 2010, the 2 video games have been bought by way of separate teams of lotteries. U.S. lottery administrators reached an settlement again then that allowed each video games to be bought by way of all states.
The jackpot for this night’s Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $350 million annuity ($218.three million money choice), whilst the Powerball jackpot for day after today night time is an estimated $307 million annuity ($193.2 million money choice). That places each jackpots within the Top 25 for each and every recreation.
The indisputable fact that each video games are seeing giant jackpots on the similar time is bizarre, and it speaks to the unpredictable nature of lottery jackpots: You simply by no means know when the following giant winner will hit!
Both jackpots had been rising for a while now. The Mega Millions jackpot used to be closing gained within the drawing on April 28 with a price ticket bought in California. It’s been rising since then to hit its present degree. Remember that you’ll purchase tickets right here in Iowa for this night’s Mega Millions drawing up till eight:59 p.m.
And the Powerball jackpot used to be closing gained on June 10 with a price ticket bought in California. You can purchase tickets right here in Iowa for day after today night time’s Powerball jackpot up till eight:59 p.m. day after today.
If you purchase tickets after the ones closing dates, they’ll be for a later, upcoming drawing.
Mega Millions and Powerball have each observed jackpots a lot greater than their present quantities, however now not on the similar time. Powerball these days has the arena file for a lottery jackpot: a prize of just about $1.6 billion that used to be break up in January 2016 by way of 3 tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee. The greatest Mega Millions jackpot so far is a $656 million prize gained in March 212 by way of 3 tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
Iowa Lottery avid gamers have gained 8 Powerball jackpots up to now. The greatest Powerball prize gained so far in Iowa used to be a $241 million jackpot claimed in June 2012 by way of The Shipping 20, a bunch of associates from the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids. And whilst Iowa has observed a number of winners on the $1 million degree in Mega Millions, we’re nonetheless looking ahead to our first jackpot winner in that recreation right here in Iowa.