Nearly $1 billion in combined lottery winning could await lottery enthusiasts with tickets for the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games this week.
As no one has claimed the Mega Millions jackpot last Friday night, it has soared to $654 million. With a cash option of $372.6 million, it is the second highest in game history. The biggest one, only $2 million higher, was taken in March 2012.
Kentucky woman Ashley Eggen was lucky with $1 million lottery winning playing Mega Millions on Oct 9. Her ticket has matched the five white balls (27-28-32-41-69) but missed the Mega Ball (12) to claim the game’s second prize.
With last Friday's numbers 4-24-46-61-70 and a Mega Ball of 7 missed too, the grand prize of $654 million is now waiting for a lucky player on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
On top of it, the jackpot for this Wednesday Powerball drawing will be $345 million, fourth largest potential jackpot in U.S history. Therefore, the two games combined possible winnings comprise $999 million dollars!
The Powerball Saturday drawing came up with 11-14-32-43-65 ball numbers, the Powerball was 15 while the Power Play was 3.
The next Powerball game will be held on Oct. 17 with the main prize of $345 million.