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Mega Millions, Powerball kick off new year with jackpots totaling $783M

Mega Millions, Powerball kick off new year with jackpots totaling $783M

"But with the $553 million Cdn. jackpot right at the start of 2018, we are certain the new year will be even more successful for us in terms of online Powerball ticket sales".

Mega Millions rolled over to a $343 million jackpot after no one had a winning ticket Friday night, though one Florida lottery player matched five numbers to collect a $1 million prize.

If you're feeling lucky, make sure you buy some Mega Millions tickets.

The victor of the Mega Millions jackpot could take home a $361 million annuity, or $225 million in cash.

And Americans do love buying lottery tickets.

That means it is more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing - increasing jackpots.

The Mega Millions jackpot is no slouch, either. Three players from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland split the jackpot.

The last time anyone won was on October 13, when Mega Millions winners in MI and Rhode Island shared the $42 million drawing. Six Mega Millions jackpots were won in 2017. Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers. The drawing for the Rolling Cash 5 is each night at 7:35 p.m.

The Powerball drawing on Wednesday will be the 20th since the last winning ticket was sold.


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