Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar to a combined $1 billion

06 January, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • Steph Machado | WPRI 12

Players of the game purchase a ticket for $2 and in return, are given the chance to win millions.

The fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history is up for grabs Friday night, January 5 as players will try to win $450 million.

The latest increase to the jackpot would be the fifth largest in Powerball history if someone matched all six numbers Saturday night. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot dates back to 2012 when three winners split $656 million. The cut-off for sales is 9:58 p.m. Saturday for Powerball and 10:44 p.m. tonight for Mega Millions.

The jackpot for the twice-weekly drawing starts at $40 million and grows if the grand prize isn't claimed.

Lottery officials say Saturday's Powerball jackpot, if won, would be the 5th largest in the game's history.

Manager Jeff Green said almost all of the players getting lotto tickets are from Utah, since gambling is illegal in the Beehive State.

"So far, more than $724 million contributed toward scholarships in this state. It's a insane time when the jackpots get this high", she said.

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"Hopefully, the Georgia Lottery's gonna fill my needs and come my way", said Jeff Carpenter.

"It's the dreams, thinking what you could do with that money, imagining the possibilities", he said.

No one has hit either jackpot since October, allowing the totals to balloon.

Because of the recently passed tax reform plan, federal taxes on winnings will be several million dollars less than they would have been a few days ago, The Indianapolis Star reported.

Follow the drawing, MLive will publish an update in the morning that includes whether or not anyone won the jackpot.

"We drove all the way here to win the big jackpot", Hurtado said.

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