Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Combine To An Estimated $2.22 Billion

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If a player hits all six numbers to win the jackpot, they can opt for an immediate cash payment of $904 million or receive the $1.6 billion prize over 29 years.

Saturday's Powerball numbers are: 16-54-57-62-69 and Powerball: 23.

Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11.

Just like in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, there was no jackpot victor in Saturday night's Powerball drawing.

Lottery fever is running rampant, and North Carolina players have as good a chance as anyone at winning the games.

On Tuesday, that would mean a total of almost $905 million - before taxes, according to the Mega Millions website.

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Powerball, which held the record for the largest USA lottery prize of £1.213 billion ($1.586 bn) in 2016, will hold a separate draw on Saturday.

From July 27 through October 16, Mega Millions sales in North Carolina raised an estimated $10.6 million for education, the lottery site said.

The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in US history.

Each Powerball or Mega Millions ticket is $2. There are smaller prizes, from $4 up to $1 million, for matching some, but not all, numbers.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the grand prize is one in 302.5 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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