Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots combine for $968 million prize

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots combine for $968 million prize
Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 19:39:51-04

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.

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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:

  • Lotto King - 1069 6th Ave.
  • Quick Stop Market & Wash - 728 4th Ave.
  • 7-Eleven - 1223 Market St.
  • Albertsons - 655 14th St.
  • Millers Market - 2985 C St.
  • Ralphs - 1030 University Ave.
  • Del Mission Liquor - 135 Washington St.
  • 7-Eleven - 1602 University Ave.
  • Glenn's Market - 2861 University Ave.
  • 7-Eleven - 3105 Fairmont Ave.