Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Jumpin’ Jackpots: Mega Millions, Powerball Prizes Grow To Nearly $700 Million Combined

Jumpin’ Jackpots: Mega Millions, Powerball Prizes Grow To Nearly $700 Million Combined

The $405 million jackpot is in the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots of all times.

It has reached a $253 million prize -that's just over a quarter of a billion dollars - for Saturday night's drawing. The next drawing will be held Tuesday.

The Mega Millions jackpot is not the only big jackpot up for grabs this weekend.

The winning numbers are 27-28-32-41-69 and the Mega Ball is 12.

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Tickets can be purchased online here, through the Illinois Lottery app or at locations supporting lottery games.

Mega Millions jackpots start out at $40 million and roll over if there is no jackpot victor.

The one-time cash amount will pay an estimated $148.4 million to the person who correctly picks all of tonight's Powerball numbers. There have been more than 539,000 Florida MEGA MILLIONS winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $6 million in prizes.

The odds of winning "scratchers" - those little instant winning tickets that you can buy for prices ranging from $1 to $50 - are better, but it's still no way to get rich.

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