Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $74M, Powerball At $80M
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — In what is shaping up to be a battle of the Lottery Giants, both Mega Millions and Powerball are currently offering jackpots of $70 million-plus.
No tickets matched all six numbers in Friday’s Mega Millions draw. The estimated jackpot for the next draw, Tuesday evening, will be $74 million.
Meanwhile, Saturday night’s Powerball draw — the second that California has been able to participate in — had an estimated jackpot of $70 million. No one hit Powerball Saturday so officials say the next draw, Wednesday, will be at least $80 million.
Powerball officials also said Saturday that one ticket in California matched 5/5 and is worth $1 million.
In the Mega Millions game, one ticket had five winning numbers (5/5) but missed the Mega. The California Lottery announced that the ticket was sold at Seeley Market (1805 W Evan Hewes) in Imperial County and is worth $205,668.
The numbers drawn Friday were 1, 10, 13, 19, 21 and the Mega number was 28.
The Mega Millions game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Draws for the $1 game are Tuesdays and Fridays. The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $12 million and climbs every time there is no winner. The record jackpot went to $640 million in April 2012.
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands. Draws for the $2 game are Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball starts at $40 million. The record jackpot reached $588 million in November 2012. [Numbers selected in Saturday's draw are 10, 12, 31, 56 and 57. The Powerball is 33]
California’s SuperLotto Plus also has draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tonight’s jackpot is $11 million. The game costs $1 and the prize starts at $7 million. The record jackpot was $193 million in February 2002. [Winning numbers drawn Saturday are 12, 14, 29, 39 and 41. The Mega ball was 26]
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