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

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

And Americans do love buying lottery tickets. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot dates back to 2012 when three winners split $656 million.

Eyewitness News stopped at the Dickson Mini Mart on Boulevard Avenue and asked: what would you do if you won?

Almost $800 million is up for grabs between the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots.

Powerball and Mega Millions have been rising steadily for the past few weeks, with both games' jackpots now at the point where even casual lottery players start to put ticket-buying on their list of things to do in the next few days.




Mega Millions' next drawing is scheduled for Tuesday evening, and Powerball's for Wednesday evening. No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25.

"I usually don't play unless the jackpots get to six figures", he said.

The very next Mega Millions drawing was won by a single lottery ticket sold in IL. Friday night's Mega Millions numbers are: 4-10-18-28-62, Mega Ball: 7, Megaplier: 2The next drawing is Tuesday night. This is remarkable because it was a year when United States jackpots were much lower - remember that in 2016 Powerball set a $2 billion Cdn. jackpot record! With slightly better odds than the Powerball game, it's rare that months pass without someone winning a Mega Millions jackpot. The drawing for Powerball is Wednesday night.

Tickets for both games sell for $2.

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