Lottery Jackpots: Powerball at $1B, Mega Millions at $720M

  • The Powerball and Mega Millions national lottery jackpots approach massive milestones after no winners were announced on Tuesday’s drawing.
  • Powerball jackpot sits at $1 billion dollars, while the Mega Millions is at $720 million.
  • The next Powerball lottery drawing is on Wednesday, June 19, at 10:59 p.m. ET.

ATLANTA – The Powerball lottery jackpot sits at an estimated $1 billion dollars after steadily increasing since April 29. The astounding total for Wednesday’s drawing is the third time in three decades that the Powerball jackpot reached $1 billion.

One lucky USA online gambling winner will walk away with an estimated $516 million in cash value if they win the jackpot. Players need to match the first five numbers on the white balls and the final number on the red ball to win the Powerball jackpot.

Three players from Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas won the match five power play for $2 million dollars, but nobody won the grand prize. Eight players won prizes from $50K to $2M in Georgia lottery tickets since Saturday’s Powerball drawings.

Powerball’s website claims there are 1 in 292,201,338.00 odds to win the $1 billion dollar lottery jackpot. Players in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania can buy online lottery tickets for a chance to win the Powerball without leaving their home.

Powerball drawings are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Mega Millions Jackpot at $720 Million

Powerball isn’t the only massive lottery jackpot available, as the Mega Millions jackpot sitting at an estimated $720 million for Friday night’s drawing. It’s the fifth-highest jackpot total in Mega Millions history and could soon reach $1 billion.

The $700 million mark is a key milestone for the Mega Millions, as every time the jackpot reached this number it went on to hit $1 billion dollars.

Tuesday night’s winning numbers saw eight players match the five white balls but not the mega ball. These winners won prizes of at least $1 million.

The next Mega Millions drawing is on Friday, with future drawings held at 10:59 p.m. ET every Tuesday and Friday.