Multi-state lottery games offer combined $800 million jackpot

Multi-state lottery games offer combined $800 million jackpot

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By Todd Northrop

Lottery fever is spreading throughout the US with two large jackpots including as much as $800 million.

The skill to stroll right into a lottery store and buy two separate alternatives to win just about a half-billion greenbacks is remarkable. This is handiest the second one time in historical past that two US lottery games have combined to $800 million or extra.

Powerball grew in a single day to $455 million for Saturday’s drawing. Meanwhile Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at $345 million — its easiest quantity in additional than two months.

The profitable numbers from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing have been 6, 12, 24, 41, and 68, with Powerball quantity nine. The Power Play used to be three.

The Powerball jackpot has grown since Jan. 10, when it began as a $40 million jackpot, and has rolled 19 instances. Powerball provides two jackpot cost choices: the $455 million annuity prize paid out as one quick cost adopted by means of 29 annual graduated bills; or the money choice, which is roughly $269.four million.

Mega Millions started rising Jan. nine as a $40 million jackpot, and has rolled 19 instances. This is the primary jackpot run for Mega Millions that started on the new start line of $40 million. Previously Mega Millions jackpot began at $15 million, till new regulations have been followed on Oct. 31, 2017.

Mega Millions provides two jackpot cost choices: the $345 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated bills; or the money choice, which is roughly $205 million.

As a results of lately’s jackpot building up, Powerball is now the 11th-largest US lottery jackpot in historical past, and Mega Millions is the 26th-largest ever.

If no person wins Mega Millions Friday and the jackpot rolls, the sport will knock the general top-25 jackpot of its earlier incarnation — The Big Game — out of the record. The top-25 US lottery annuity and money worth jackpots can also be discovered underneath.

Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 consistent with play and can also be bought at lottery shops in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Mega Millions isn’t introduced in Puerto Rico.)

Players on the lookout for a close-by lottery store — or that out-of-the-way store with a smaller line — are inspired to make use of Lottery Places, an app for iOS, Android, and Windows that may find the closest lottery shops in each and every jurisdiction that sells Powerball and Mega Millions. The useful app can find lottery shops within the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, a lot of Canada, and the Caribbean.

Mega Millions gamers can multiply prizes with the Megaplier choice for an extra $1 consistent with play. In a number of (however no longer all) states, Mega Millions additionally provides a brand new non-compulsory $three guess known as Just the Jackpot that permits gamers to obtain two entries for a possibility to win the sport’s jackpot prize handiest.

Powerball gamers can multiply prizes with the Power Play choice for an extra $1 consistent with play.

Top 25 26 United States lottery jackpots of all time

The present Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots lately stand because the 11th- and 26th-largest lottery jackpots of all time within the United States.  Both positions might upward thrust ahead of the drawing, as lotteries are usually conservative of their preliminary estimates, and brisk gross sales might push the jackpot estimate upper by means of draw time.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 – California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 – Massachusetts
  3. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  4. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 – California, Georgia
  5. Powerball: $590.Five million, May 18, 2013 – Florida
  6. Powerball: $587.Five million, Nov. 28, 2012 – Arizona, Missouri
  7. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 – North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  8. Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 – New Hampshire
  9. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. eight, 2016 – Indiana
  10. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 – New Hampshire
  11. Powerball: $455 million, Mar. 17, 2018 – Preliminary estimate, no longer received but
  12. Mega Millions: $451 million, Jan. Five, 2018 – Florida
  13. Powerball: $448.four million, Aug. 7, 2013 – Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  14. Powerball: $447.eight million, Jun. 10, 2017 – California
  15. Powerball: $435.three million, Feb. 22, 2017 – Indiana
  16. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 – New Jersey
  17. Powerball: $425.three million, Feb. 19, 2014 – California
  18. Powerball: $420.nine million, Nov. 26, 2016 – Tennessee
  19. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 – Florida, Maryland
  20. Powerball: $399.four million, Sep. 18, 2013 – South Carolina
  21. Mega Millions: $393 million, Aug. 11, 2017 – Illinois
  22. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 – Georgia, New Jersey
  23. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. four, 2011 – Idaho, Washington
  24. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 – Nebraska
  25. The Big Game: $363 million, May nine, 2000 – Illinois, Michigan
  26. Mega Millions: $345 million, Mar. 16, 2018 – Preliminary estimate, no longer received but

The choice of jackpots within the peak 25, by means of lottery sport, are:

  • Powerball: 16
  • Mega Millions: eight
  • The Big Game: 1

The Big Game is the unique title of Mega Millions, from the sport’s first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 via May 14, 2002.  The title used to be modified to Mega Millions beginning with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

Top 25 28 money worth jackpots

Since many lottery winners accumulate their winnings in money, the lump-sum payout is the most important measure of what a profitable price ticket might be value.

The upcoming Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots rank because the 14th- and 28th-largest money values in U.S. historical past.

  1. Powerball: $983.Five million money, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) – California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Powerball: $480.Five million money, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) – Massachusetts
  3. Mega Millions: $471 million money, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  4. Powerball: $384.7 million money, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.Five million annuity) – Arizona, Missouri
  5. Powerball: $381.1 million money, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) – North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  6. Mega Millions: $378 million money, Jul. eight, 2016 ($536 million annuity) – Indiana
  7. Powerball: $370.nine million money, May 18, 2013 ($590.Five million annuity) – Florida
  8. Powerball: $352 million money, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) – New Hampshire
  9. Mega Millions: $347.6 million money, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) – California, Georgia
  10. Powerball: $336.eight million money, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) – New Hampshire
  11. Powerball: $284 million money, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) – New Jersey
  12. Mega Millions: $281.nine million money, Jan. Five, 2018 ($451 million annuity) – Florida
  13. Powerball: $279.1 million money, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.eight million annuity) – California
  14. Powerball: $269.four million money, Mar. 17, 2018 ($455 million annuity) – Preliminary estimate, no longer received but
  15. Powerball: $263.Five million money, Feb. 22, 2017 ($435.three million annuity) – Indiana
  16. Powerball: $258.2 million money, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.four million annuity) – Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  17. Powerball: $254.7 million money, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.nine million annuity) – Tennessee
  18. Mega Millions: $246.Five million money, Aug. 11, 2017 ($393 million annuity) – Illinois
  19. Mega Millions: $240 million money, Jan. four, 2011 ($380 million annuity) – Idaho, Washington
  20. Mega Millions: $233.1 million money, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) – Georgia, New Jersey
  21. Mega Millions: $230.nine million money, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) – Florida, Maryland
  22. Powerball: $227.eight million money, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.three million annuity) – California
  23. Powerball: $224.7 million money, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) – Michigan
  24. Powerball: $223.three million money, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.four million annuity) – South Carolina
  25. Mega Millions: $214 million money, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) – California, New York
  26. Powerball: $211 million money, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.three million annuity) – New Jersey
  27. Powerball: $210 million money, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.four million annuity) – Rhode Island
  28. Mega Millions: $205 million money, Mar. 16, 2018 ($345 million annuity) – Preliminary estimate, no longer received but

The choice of jackpot money values within the peak 25, by means of lottery sport, are:

  • Powerball: 16
  • Mega Millions: nine

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