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Over $1 Billion Up For Grabs This Weekend In Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots

TALLAHASSEE – Excitement continues to grow across the nation as the jackpots for both multi-state games, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®, have reached a combined total of $1.02 billion! The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot has been raised to an estimated $450 million after Tuesday night’s drawing, the fourth largest in the game’s history; and the POWERBALL jackpot has been increased to an estimated $570 million after Wednesday night’s drawing, the fifth largest in the game’s history.

With large jackpots like these, players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. Players should always check their tickets carefully because even if they don’t win the jackpot, they can still win cash prizes of up to $5 million with MEGA MILLIONS and of up to $2 million with POWERBALL.

POWERBALL jackpots start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the red POWERBALL (1-26). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million or up to $2 million if the ticket includes Power Play. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.87.

MEGA MILLIONS jackpots also start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-70) and the golden Mega Ball number (1-25). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million or up to $5 million if the ticket includes Megaplier. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.

Purchase your tickets at any of the Florida Lottery’s more than 13,000 authorized retailers for your chance to become Florida’s newest multi-millionaire. The Florida Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. As with all Florida Lottery products, players must be 18 years or older to play.

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