The pooled prize money for Mega Millions and Powerball soared to more than $ 1 billion on Saturday after the Friday Night Draw for Mega Millions resulted in no jackpot winner.
The Powerball bowl is $ 470 million, while the Mega Millions jumped to $ 600 million.
Missouri Lottery executive director May Chief Reardon said in a statement Friday that it has been two years since both games offered such big prizes.
“We want our players to have fun, especially when there are two big prizes to kick off the New Year,” said Gordon Medinica, Head Manager of Mega Millions. Press releaseHe urged those buying a ticket to exercise safety precautions.
“While we always encourage responsible play, it is extremely important during these trying times to wear a mask and maintain social distancing when purchasing your tickets,” he said.
It is the fourth time in Mega Millions history that the pot has reached $ 600 million. Increased after no ticket matched all six numbers – 3, 6, 16, 18, and 58, plus the massive 11th Ballon d’Or – after Friday night’s draw.
Five tickets matched to the five white ball numbers for the second prize. It has been sold in New York, California, New Jersey, Georgia and Massachusetts.
Next Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday. If there was a 1st prize winner, the cash option would be $ 442.4 million.
There has been no grand prize winner since September 2020 when a ticket in Wisconsin won a $ 120 million prize.
The next draw is for Powerball on Saturday night. The $ 470 million bet is the 10th largest in history. The grand prize winner can get $ 362.7 million with the cash option.
The last jackpot ticket to the Powerball tournament was also in September 2020 when a ticket worth over $ 94 million was sold in New York.
The chances of winning are one among over 300 million, but that doesn’t stop many people Big dream.