Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot

After hundreds of thousands tried and failed their hand at successful the last word jackpot, the Mega Millions and Powerball prizes have grown to monstrous proportions, providing up a mixed jackpot of $2.22 billion to this point.

The numbers drawn Saturday had been 62-16-54-57-69 whereas the Powerball was 23. Nobody gained on these figures and the Powerball jackpot has since climbed to $620 million during which the winner can go for a money prize of over $354 million the place the federal authorities takes a direct 25 p.c off the highest when the numbers are drawn on Wednesday.

But earlier than then, gamers can strive for a fair greater reward with the Mega Millions on Tuesday, now boasting a tally of $1.6 billion, bringing each lotteries to the aforementioned mixed complete of $2.22 billion. Mega Millions now marks the biggest lottery prize in the historical past of the United States.

The Mega Millions jackpot hasn’t been hit since July 24th when 11 employees in California cut up a prize of $543 million. The final time anybody gained the Powerball was on August 11th in New York for $245 million.

“It’s exhausting to overstate how thrilling that is — however now it is actually getting enjoyable,” Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, tells CNN.

If you have obtained a lotto itch, Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are presently $2 every and might be purhcased in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.