MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot Grows To $361 Million, POWERBALL Jackpot Swells To $440 Million

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MEGA MILLIONS drawing tonight, Powerball drawing Wednesday night

The holidays may be over, but buzz continues to generate among players across the nation as jackpots for both multi-state games, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®, continue to swell to a combined total of $801 million.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The holidays may be over, but buzz continues to generate among players across the nation as jackpots for both multi-state games, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®, continue to swell to a combined total of $801 million.

The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot was increased to $361 million after Friday night’s drawing, and the POWERBALL jackpot rolled to $440 million after Saturday night’s drawing, the ninth largest in the game’s history.

With large jackpots like these, players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. Players should always check their tickets carefully because even if they don’t win the jackpot, they can still win cash prizes of up to $5 million with MEGA MILLIONS and of up to $2 million with POWERBALL.

POWERBALL jackpots start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the red POWERBALL (1-26). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million or up to $2 million if the ticket includes Power Play. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.87.

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MEGA MILLIONS jackpots also start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-70) and the golden Mega Ball number (1-25).

There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million or up to $5 million if the ticket includes Megaplier. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.

Purchase your tickets at any of the Florida Lottery’s more than 13,000 authorized retailers for your chance to become Florida’s newest multi-millionaire. The Florida Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. As with all Florida Lottery products, players must be 18 years or older to play.

The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held tonight, January 2, at 11:00 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and our official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/floridalottery. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.

The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Wednesday, January 3, at 10:59 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery’s state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee.

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