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Combined jackpot for two lottery games to top $900 million this week

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A couple of lottery jackpots are soaring and the combined payout for the two games this week for potential grand prize winners is approaching $1 billion.

The current Mega Millions drawing is about $490 million and the Powerball drawing is at about $410 million, pushing the combined jackpots to the $900 million range, according to the Colorado Lottery.

The Powerball drawing is Wednesday and the Mega Millions drawing is Friday night.

A grand prize winner of the national Mega Millions drawing on Friday night would rake in the eighth-largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to a news release. The estimated cash value is $372.3 million.

The current Powerball jackpot grand prize has a $316.4 cash value.

The combined jackpots is at the highest total since October of 2018, when Mega Millions reached its all-time peak of $1.537 billion. This is the third time that both games have simultaneously had jackpots larger than $400 million, the release said.

The Tuesday Mega Millions drawing produced 1.9 million winning tickets including four second-tier winners of $1 million, the lottery said. One of those winners doubled the amount of the prize by hitting a “2X Megaplier” in the game.

The last Mega Millions grand prize jackpot, for $120 million ($95.4 million cash), was hit on Sept. 15 in Racine, Wis., lottery officials said.

Feeling lucky? The odds of winning the Mega Millions grand prize is one in 302,575,350. The odds of winning the Powerball grand prize is one in 292,201,338. Best of luck.

A couple of lottery jackpots are soaring and the combined payout for the two games this week for potential grand prize winners is approaching $1 billion.

Mega Millions Jackpot Now $900 Million – Second Largest In U.S. Lottery History

BOSTON (CBS) – There was no winner in the latest Mega Millions drawing so the jackpot has grown to an enormous new record of $900 million, making it the second-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. The cash option is now $513.4 million.

The largest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time was $1.586 billion when Powerball tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee each won a share of that record-setting jackpot on January 13, 2016.

The largest jackpot ever won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history is $758.7 million, awarded to Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee in August 2017.

The winning numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing were 3-45-49-61-69 with the Mega Ball 9.

There was one $5 million winner in Texas, where a player matched the first five numbers and included the optional Megaplier, which was purchased for an extra dollar.

Eight others matched the five numbers for a $1 million prize. Two of those tickets were sold in Pennsylvania. The others were in California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey and New York.

The next drawing is Friday at 11 p.m.

The next Powerball drawing will be held Wednesday night at 11. That jackpot now stands at $345 million, with the cash option at $199 million.

Ticket for both games are $2 apiece and can be bought in 44 states, including Massachusetts.

There was no winner in the latest Mega Millions drawing so the jackpot has grown to an enormous new record of $900 million.