After a buoyant near-record jackpot this summer, Mega Millions is back on the rise. Powerball is not far behind.
WASHINGTON — Sure, it’s not a $1.377 million jackpot — but top prizes for both Mega Millions and Powerball have grown again.
Tuesday night’s drawing was for Mega Millions, with the jackpot climbing to an estimated $380 million. The winning numbers were 15-18-25-33-38 and the Mega Ball was 25 with a Megaplier of 2.
There were no jackpot winners, so the next jackpot climbs to an estimated $410 million. Two people – in New Jersey and Louisiana – matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball for a $1 million prize. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, a player must match all five numbers plus the golden Mega Ball number.
The next drawing of the game will take place on Friday evening.
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Regardless of the size of the jackpot, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot remain tiny: one in 302.5 million.
It’s not the only game with a growing prize this week. Powerball’s latest jackpot has grown to an estimated $353 million for Wednesday night’s drawing.
Both games have a smaller cash option for winners who want a lump sum – currently $198.4 million for Mega Millions and $185.6 million for Powerball. Most jackpot winners opt for cash instead of full annuity.
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The last Mega Millions jackpot was a near record $1.377 billion won in late July. Last month, two people came forward to claim this prize but chose to remain anonymous.
While Mega Millions is experiencing the latest buzz, Powerball says it holds the world record for the largest jackpot, winning a whopping $1.586 billion in 2016.
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