Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots grow to nearly $1.6 billion combined – The Denver Post

Nearly $1.6 billion are up for grabs after no one hit the big jackpot in either Powerball or Mega Millions over the weekend.

There were many big winners in the Powerball on Saturday, including 14 tickets that matched all five white balls to win $1 million. But for the fourth time in its 28-year history, the Powerball jackpot has crossed the $700 million mark.

The Powerball jackpot has reached $730 million for Wednesday’s drawing. If won, that jackpot would be the 6th largest win in U.S. lottery history.

This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since March 2019. The Powerball jackpot was last hit in September 2020, since then there have been 35 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner.

The latest Mega Millions drawing on Friday was also unsuccessful, and the jackpot has soared to $850 million. If that drawing is won, it would be the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

The next Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesday.

The chance of a single ticket matching all six numbers is 1 in 302 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292 million for Powerball.

The biggest lottery win in the country’s history was a Powerball jackpot of $1.586 Billion, won in January of 2016.

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