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

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion

In that time 26 people have won $1 million for matching every number but the Powerball.

The two jackpots now have a combined value of over $2.2 billion.

Based on sales projections, 75 percent of the 302 million possible combinations will be chosen for tomorrow's drawing - up from 59.1 percent in Friday's, said Carole Gentry, spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

Powerball, which held the record for the largest US lottery prize of £1.213 billion ($1.586 bn) in 2016, will hold a separate draw on Saturday. But when they do, the amount is mind-blowing - as we can see in recent Mega Millions jackpots.

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Since nobody won Friday's Mega Millions drawing for a $1 billion jackpot, the estimated prize Tuesday night will be a record $1.6 billion.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 62-16-54-57-69 while the Powerball was 23. According to the N.C. Education Lottery, which offers Mega Millions tickets, a single victor in Friday's drawing would have received $565.6 million if they took the cash option. Many hopefuls haven't played before.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the jackpot aren't good. There were $2 million winners in Florida and Tennessee, and $1 million winners in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Washington.

If more than one victor is picked, the jackpot would be divided proportionately, as happened when the previous Mega Millions record of $656 million was drawn in March 2012 and was shared by winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland, a lottery official said.

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