Tags: powerball | megamillions | jackpots | lottery

Powerball, MegaMillions Jackpots Soar After Surviving Weekend Drawings

Image: Powerball, MegaMillions Jackpots Soar After Surviving Weekend Drawings
(Dennizn/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 03 January 2018 07:11 AM

The Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots have soared to over $300 million each after surviving the weekend's drawings.

Prize money from Friday's Mega Millions rolled over to $343 million, to be drawn on Tuesday, after no lucky winner emerged, although one Florida player did match the first five numbers of the draw, earning $1 million in prize money, USA Today noted.

Saturday night's Powerball draw also failed to produce any winners, sending the prize money for Wednesday night's draw to $440 million.

The lump sum, which features a cash value of $278 million, is the ninth-largest jackpot in the game's history, Reuters reported.

The record Powerball winner for a single ticket buyer was won in August this year by a Massachusetts woman who collected $758 million, while the largest jackpot to date was drawn last year, when a $1.6 billion payout was split among winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Historically it would seem that the start of a new year is a lucky time for lottery players.

According to a news release, four jackpots have been won within the first few days of a new year during the Mega Millions 15 year history.

This includes the seventh-largest Mega Millions prize ever won, a whopping $380 million on Jan. 4, 2011, when winners in Idaho and Washington shared that jackpot.

Another lucky winner rang into the new year on a high in 2009 after claiming a $47 million prize in California while on Jan. 1, 2008, $33 million was won in Texas, and $61 million was won in Tennessee on Jan. 3, 2014.

© 2018 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
The Powerball and Mega Millions lottery jackpots have soared to over $300 million each after surviving the weekend's drawings.
powerball, megamillions, jackpots, lottery
266
2018-11-03
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 07:11 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved