Des Moines, Iowa. Lottery players have another chance to win big next week as there were no jackpot winners for the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in their most recent drawings.
The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $ 730 million after no one matched all five numbers and the red ball in the drawing on Saturday night. If a lottery player wins big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth largest prize in the United States.
The winning numbers were 67, 20, 65, 14, 39 and the Powerball was 02.
No one beat the odds in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing either, so the jackpot grew to an estimated $ 850 million. That would be the third-largest jackpot in history if there is a jackpot winner for Tuesday’s drawing.
It has been almost two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large. No one has won the jackpot of any of the games in months.
The jackpot amounts listed refer to winners opting for an annuity, paid over 30 years. Winners almost always choose cash prizes, which for Powerball would be $ 546 million. The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $ 628.2 million.
Mega Millions and Powerball are played in 45 states, as well as Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball is also offered in Puerto Rico.