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More than $1 billion up for grabs between Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

The combined jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball soared to more than $1 billion on Saturday after Friday night’s drawing for the Mega Millions produced no grand-prize winner.

The Powerball pot sits at $470 million, while the Mega Millions climbed to a whopping $600 million.

May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, said in a statement Friday that it’s been a couple of years since both games have offered such large prizes.

“We want our players to have fun, especially when there are two big rolling jackpots to start off the new year,” Mega Millions lead director Gordon Medenica said in a press release, urging those who do buy a ticket to practice safety precautions.

“While we always encourage responsible play, it’s even more important during these trying times to wear a mask and maintain social distancing when purchasing your tickets,” he said.

It’s the fourth time in Mega Millions history that the pot has reached $600 million. It increased after no ticket matched all six numbers — 3, 6, 16, 18 and 58, plus the gold Mega Ball 11 — following Friday night’s drawing.

Five tickets matched the five white-ball numbers for the second prize. They were sold in New York, California, New Jersey, Georgia, and Massachusetts.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday. If there is a top prize winner, the cash option will be $442.4 million.

There hasn’t been a jackpot winner since September 2020 when a ticket in Wisconsin won the $120 million prize.

The next drawing for the Powerball is Saturday night. The $470 million pot is the 10th largest in history. A grand-prize winner could take home $362.7 million with the cash option.

The last winning jackpot ticket for the Powerball was also in September 2020 when a ticket worth more than $94 million was sold in New York.

Chances of winning are one in over 300 million, but that isn’t stopping many people from dreaming big.

Minyvonne Burke is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.

The combined jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball soared to more than $1 billion on Saturday after Friday night's drawing for the Mega Millions produced no grand-prize winner.

Powerball pot

Saturday, 1/23 Winning Numbers

5 8 17 27 28 14 Powerball x3 Power Play

$20,000,000 $15,000,000 cash value

Wednesday’s Estimated Jackpot:
$20,000,000
$15,000,000 cash value

Next Drawing:
Wednesday, 1/27

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POWERBALL PAYOUTS & ODDS OF WINNING

MATCH PRIZE x2 x3 x4 x5 x10* ODDS
5 + PB Jackpot** Power Play does not apply to jackpot** 1 in 292,201,338
5 of 5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 1 in 11,688,054
4 + PB $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000 1 in 913,129
4 of 5 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000 1 in 36,525
3 + PB $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000 1 in 14,494
3 of 5 $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70 1 in 580
2 + PB $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70 1 in 701
1 + PB $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40 1 in 92
PB $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40 1 in 38

*10X multiplier included when Powerball jackpot amount is between $40 million and $150 million (including $150 million).

Prizes equal 50% of overall sales. Overall odds of winning 1 in 25.

** Jackpot prize is estimated and will be divided equally among all winning tickets. Powerball officials may reduce prize levels for Powerball and/or Power Play (including the Match 5+0 prize), in the event that an unanticipated number of winner claims exceed the available prize fund for a given draw. In such instances the dollars allocated to each prize level impacted will be divided equally among all winners of that prize.

DRAWING DETAILS

Drawing Days
Wednesdays & Saturdays at approximately 9:00 p.m.

TICKET SALES & REDEMPTION

No ticket sales during these times:
WED & SAT: 7:30 P.M. – 7:33 P.M.
MON – TUE – THU – FRI.: 12:00 A.M. – 4:30 A.M.
SUN: 12:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.

No ticket redemptions during these times:
WED & SAT: 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

GAME RULES

Ticket buyers must be 18 or older. Powerball tickets cost $2 and are available at most Colorado retailers. Add the Power Play option for an extra $1 per line of play and multiply your winnings up to ten times the original amount (excluding jackpot and Match 5 prize)*. The Power Play multiplier (2, 3, 4, 5 or 10) is drawn before the Powerball winning numbers. The 10X multiplier applies only to drawings with jackpot amonts of $40 million to $150 million.

GAME ODDS

Prizes equal 50% of overall sales. Overall odds of winning 1 in 25. Odds of winning jackpot prize 1 in 292 million.

Powerball officials may reduce prize levels for Powerball and/or Power Play, including the Match 5+0 prize, in the event that an unanticipated number of winner claims exceed the available prize fund for a given draw. In such instances the dollars allocated to each prize level impacted will be divided equally among all winners of the prize.

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