Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots combine for $968 million prize
11:35 AM, Oct 13, 2018
4:39 PM, Oct 13, 2018
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — No winning jackpot ticket was sold for the Mega Millions drawing Friday night, sending the jackpot up to $654 million — raising the combined Mega Millions and Powerball winnings to $968 million this week.
Mega Millions officials said no ticket matched all six numbers for the estimated $548 million grand prize. The numbers were 4, 24, 46, 61, 70, and Mega Ball 7.
Hopeful winners have until Tuesday for their next chance at the jackpot. Tickets must be purchased before 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday's jackpot will be the fourth largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
In California, six tickets scored the highest winning amounts in the state by matching four numbers and the Mega number, for a prize of $16,125.
In total, 411,547 winning tickets were sold in California, for amounts between $2 and $16,125.
It costs $2 to play the game, though the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302.5 million.
Saturday's Powerball drawing will be for a $314 million jackpot. The odds of winning? One in 292 million. Players have until 7 p.m. to purchase their tickets.
Looking for a lucky store? Anyone planning to purchase a ticket can find the closest retailers here. "Lucky retailers" qualify as spots that have paid out on average $4,000 per week in winning tickets. You can search by your zip code, but spots in the heart of San Diego (92101) are: