Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Powerball jackpot now $550M; 2 winning Florida tickets worth $1M

Powerball jackpot reaches $460 million Three Powerball tickets sold in SE Louisiana worth tens of thousands
Lillian Steele | 07 January, 2018, 10:02

The combined Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots now surpass $1 billion.

The US$550 million (NZ$773 million) prize refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years.

It would be the 10th largest jackpot in USA lottery history if it's captured by a single winning ticket. If someone opts to take the lump sum amount if they win, they'll walk away with $347.9 million.

No one matched all six numbers, which means the jackpot in Saturday's drawing grows to $550 million. That's when a family in Louisiana won $191.1 million.

Two tickets matched the five numbers in Tuesday night's drawing.

Both games have rolled over 19 times with no one winning either jackpot. It's the biggest prize won by a single ticket in the United States.

The estimated $418 million prize, with a cash value of $278 million, will be up for grabs when the next Mega Millions drawing is held on Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Powerball is played in 44 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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