Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

San Anselmo California. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time. The Mega Millions $418 million jackpo

No one won the drawing Saturday night, so the jackpot is now at an estimated $354 million.

Virginia Lottery reports the jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball have reached nearly $1 billion combined. And there's even more fun with $862 million in combined jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball.

There's $345 million up for grabs.

The cash option on the Mega Millions prize is an estimated $372.6 million, while the cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $199 million.

One lucky victor, Ashley Eggen of Elizabethtown, Ky., took in $1 million during Friday's drawing for matching the five-ball numbers drawn, according to NBC.

And Friday's Mega Millions wasn't a complete bust. One ticket, sold in Arkansas, matched the five white balls Friday night to win the game's second prize that, because of a multiplier, cashed in for $3 million.

The lucky employees were from Kaiser Permanente in Aurora and won the lower-tier prize as part of the drawing on October 9. If those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, the prizes would be multiplied to $30,000.

Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night's drawing increases to the fourth-largest in US history, the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don't improve.



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