This week's lottery jackpots combined top $800 million

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

The cash option is about $225 million.

The in-state Megabucks Doubler jackpot on Wednesday is about $8 million, or a $6.36 million cash option.

Whether you're a lottery player ot not, you might want to buy some tickets.

The two biggest lottery games are both offering eye-popping jackpots to kick off 2018.

With no lucky victor in Friday night's drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $361 million for Tuesday's drawing. The jackpot is $343 million and the victor will be chosen Tuesday.

The very next Mega Millions drawing was won by a single lottery ticket sold in IL.


Powerball players can win $1 million by matching five numbers without the Powerball number.

Only once before in history have two U.S. lottery jackpots been simultaneously greater than $300 million, and that occurred in August 2017.

That means it is more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing - increasing jackpots.

Tickets for each game are $2.

The winning numbers drawn on Friday for the Mega Millions were 4, 10, 18, 28, 62 with a Megaball of 7 and a Megaplier (multiplier) at 2x.

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