Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

Check your Mega Millions ticket, again!

Ohio Lottery officials report brisk sales at the state's Mega Millions and Powerball retailers. Most winners opt for cash payouts, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball.

The Florida Power Ball, which is up to $570 million, will be drawn on Saturday evening.

US Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top $1 billion
The odds of picking the right six numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot are 303 million to 1, the game said. Strong ticket sales have pushed the MegaMillions prize to $445 million dollars for Friday night's drawing.

There were also eight Match 5 winners from across the country, with California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia all holding a single victor, while Oklahoma and Texas featured two apiece for a prize of $1 million.

One Mega Millions ticket sold Friday night matched all six numbers drawn-with the holder to receive a grand prize of $450 million.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening.

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A Florida resident is the sole lucky victor of the massive Mega Millions jackpot that was decided on Friday night.

Kilbane says there were about $3 million in Mega Millions sales just for the one drawing earlier this week and about $4.5 million for the Powerball. Numbers will be drawn Saturday night for the seventh-largest jackpot in US history - $570 million before taxes.

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