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$690 million combined jackpot in Mega Millions, Powerball

$690 million combined jackpot in Mega Millions, Powerball

For office pools, if you can't get a "formal agreement in writing", make sure to document who put in money and how much they paid by taking a picture or a video with your phone and having everyone agree "on camera" to share equally the jackpot, if won.

By late August, the Powerball had reached $758.7 million, which all went to victor Mavis Wanczyk of MA, making it the largest prize ever awarded to a single ticket. Mega Millions and Powerball are offering Georgia Lottery players two very large jackpots totaling almost $700 million dollars. The last chance to buy Powerball tickets is Saturday, December 20th at 7:00pm PT, and the drawing is at 9:59pm PT that night.

This weekend could see a great late holiday present for some lucky lottery players, as both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are over an estimated $300 million each - although being struck by lightning is still more statistically likely. The new optional $3 wager Just the Jackpot allows players to receive two entries for a chance to win the game's jackpot prize only. Customers are buying tickets for Friday night's Mega Millions, which stands at $306 million. That jackpot was also the second largest in the game's history and the second largest in USA lottery history. The price of a ticket also increased to $2. There were no Match 5 $1 million winners.

"It's the second time in history that both jackpots are over $300 million at the same time", he said.

The record was a $1.58 billion jackpot in January of 2016.


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