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Jackpots Totaling $800 Million Draw Mega Millions, Powerball Players

3/15/2018
Jackpots Totaling $800 Million Draw Mega Millions, Powerball Players
 
Middletown, PA – The Mega Millions® and Powerball® jackpots, now worth a combined total of $800 million, are both ranked among each game’s top 10 jackpots.
 
The jackpot for Mega Millions, drawn on Friday, has an annuity value of $345 million, or $205.3 million cash. It is the game’s ninth-largest jackpot on record. 
 
Powerball, drawn Saturday, now offers its eighth-largest jackpot, which has an annuity value of $455 million, or $269.4 million cash.
 
Neither game has produced a jackpot winner since January. In Pennsylvania, tickets for both games are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights. Each game costs $2 to play.
 
“When chasing big jackpots, consider pooling your ticket purchases with friends or coworkers,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Pool play is a great way to share the fun while playing responsibly.”
 
Pool Play forms found at palottery.com make it easy for players to manage pooled ticket purchases.
 
The Pennsylvania Lottery has sold 17 jackpot-winning Powerball tickets since joining the game in 2002 and two jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket since joining the game in 2010.
 
Learn more about how to play Mega Millions and Powerball at palottery.com.
 
About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals. 
 
Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
 
Visit palottery.com for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
 

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