Mega Millions and Powerball Lottery Jackpots Remain High
One lottery jackpot has hit a record high and another is fairly high as well.
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is at an advertised $600 million, which is the largest Powerball jackpot of all time, and the second largest jackpot in U.S. history.
The Texas Lottery’s Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, May 17th has also reached an estimated $190 million as well.
The cash value of the Mega Millions jackpot prize is $140.9 million and the cash value of Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $376.9 million.
According to a press release from the Texas Lottery, Texas has had eight Mega Millions jackpot prize winners. The biggest winner was William R. Kiefer of Katy, who won $144 million in January 2010.
Since joining the game in 2010, Texas has not had a Powerball jackpot prize winner.
To win the jackpot in the Mega Millions game, you must correctly match five numbers from 56 and the Mega Ball number from a field of 46. The second prize for matching all numbers but the Mega Ball is $250,000, and players can increase their second-tier prize to $1 million if they purchase the $1 add-on feature Megaplier with their ticket.
Odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot prize are one in 175,711,536.
Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot prize are one in 175,223,510.