Published: Mon, December 25, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total a holly jolly $547M

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total a holly jolly $547M

Friday night's Mega Millions Grand Prize is an estimated $247 million, and Saturday night's PowerBall is expected to be more than $300 million. The $1 million prize automatically becomes $2 million with Power Play.

The Powerball jackpot for tonight's drawing is estimated at about $300 million, which would carry a cash option prize of more than $191 million.

Prizes range from $4 for matching just the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five numbers (but not the Powerball).

You may want to gift yourself with a Mega Millions or Powerball ticket this weekend. The current largest MI win was in April 2005, when a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million.

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It's time to check your tickets for the Powerball drawing from Saturday night, December 23. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 292,201,338. The jackpot for today's in-state Megabucks Doubler game drawing, meanwhile, is estimated at $7.7 million - which would pay out more than $6 million in time for Christmas.

Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 Atlanta.

Saturday's Megabucks Doubler drawing features the in-state game's jackpot since March 11, when a $11.34 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Clinton.

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