Jackpots For Mega Millions, Powerball Continue To Soar

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The jackpot in Saturday’s Powerball was $140 million.

Meanwhile, the fact that no one matched all six numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions draw pushed that game’s jackpot to $114 million.

Two lucky Californians matched all five numbers in the Mega Millions game but failed to hit the Mega. Those 5/5 winners will each win $122,730, according to the California Lottery websit.

The tickets were sold at Rotten Robbie 59 (12860 Highway 33, Santa Nella) and World Express (2002 Del Amo Bouleveard, Long Beach).

Numbers drawn Friday were 17, 42, 49, 54, 55 and the Mega was 31. The next Mega Millions draw is Tuesday, May 30.

Numbers for Saturday’s Powerball are 3, 23, 48, 54 and 55. The Powerball number is 5. (Powerball officials announced late Saturday that no tickets matched all six numbers.)

Two Californians had 5/5 tickets in the last game, each is worth $280,000. Numbers picked on Wednesday, April 24 were 9, 19, 31, 56, 59. The Powerball number was 2.

The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, May 1. The estimated jackpot now stands at $165 million.

The Mega Millions game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball starts at $40 million. The record jackpot reached $588 million in November 2012.

California’s SuperLotto Plus draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The game costs $1 and the prize starts at $7 million. The record jackpot was $193 million in February 2002.

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