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Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots pass $300 million

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots pass $300 million”

Michigan Lottery Commissioner Aric Nesbitt tells WSJM News 1.2 million tickets were sold as of Friday afternoon in the state. The drawing for that game is also Saturday night.

5 drawing continues to rise as it has now hit $286 million, while the cash value is at $178 million. The Powerball jackpot is played by 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wednesday's drawing is worth $307 million with a cash option of $193.3 million.

The owner of a $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Manassas almost a month ago has yet to claim the big prize, according to the Virginia Lottery.

Drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. In addition, there were $1 million tickets purchased in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania.

To play Powerball, players choose five numbers from a field of 1 to 69 and one additional number - the Power Ball - from a separate field of one to 26.

The $346 million jackpot is the seventh largest in the game's 15-year history. Tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee each won a share of that world-record setting jackpot on January 13, 2016.



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