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Combined Jackpots in Mega Millions®, Powerball® Total More than $1.17 Billion

1/12/2021
Middletown, PA – As the Mega Millions® and Powerball® jackpots now offer a combined total of $1.17 billion, the Pennsylvania Lottery is reminding its players that Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets are available for purchase not only at retailers across Pennsylvania, but also online at palottery.com, or by using the Lottery’s Official App.
 
This is the highest the combined jackpots have been since October 2018, when the Mega Millions® jackpot reached its all-time record of $1.537 billion.
 
Drawn tonight, the Mega Millions® jackpot offers an annuity value of $625 million, with an estimated cash value of $458.8 million. If won, it would be the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions® history and the eighth largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.
 
The Powerball® jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is an estimated $550 million, with an estimated cash value of $411.4 million. This is the highest the Powerball® jackpot has been since March 2019. If won, this would be the 9th largest jackpot in Powerball® game history.
 
“Our players have options to purchase their Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, whether they prefer to buy them online or visit one of our retailers to pick up their tickets in person,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We’re reminding our players that it only takes one ticket to win, and the proceeds are helping us generate funds for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians.”
 
Players can find lottery-selling locations closest to them by visiting the Find a Retailer section of the Lottery’s website.
 
Additionally, pooling ticket purchases with friends can be a fun way to play responsibly. To help players manage their pooled ticket purchases, Pool Play forms are available at www.palottery.com.
 
Winners are not known until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® and Mega Millions® winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket and contact the nearest Lottery office.

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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 more than $31 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at palottery.com to review how much money each county receives in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.

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 to play online or enter for second chances to win. Install our Official App, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery. Use the hashtag #palottery to share your messages with us.
 

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