Mega Millions jackpot raised to $393M

Posted August 12, 2017

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, and the jackpot is $356-million.

Tickets for Friday's drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. Friday. For an extra $1 per play, you can choose Megaplier to increase your non-jackpot winnings which will be multiplied by the drawing's Megaplier number. I hope they will come more today because the jackpot is good and tomorrow's, too, is more than last week.

Americans love their lotteries, which is illustrated by ever-increasing jackpots where the sky is the limit.

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"I'm feeling lucky, I am feeling lucky especially with you guys here".

"I got to get rich some kind of way", he said with a smile. "Have fun playing the lottery, but do not forget to play with your head, not over your head". There have been 51 Match 5 winners of $1 million or more during the run, including two winners in Ohio.

Even though Mega Millions' jackpot is bigger, the odds are slightly better, and the $1 tickets are half the price of playing Powerball, many people are betting on both.

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Royer said if he won, he would donate some of the money for afterschool programs for kids, and help friends and family. Since the ticket also included the Power Play option, the prize doubled to $2 million, according to the release.

The California Lottery says this is the first time both jackpots have been above $300 million at the same time since California joined Mega Millions in 2005 and Powerball in 2013.

Four tickets in Tuesday's drawing matched the five white balls, each of those tickets are worth a million dollars. The winning numbers in the August 5 drawing were 11-21-28-33-45 Powerball 11 Power Play 2.

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