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Two U.S. lotteries jackpot hits almost $300 Million this weekend

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Published on Friday, May 19, 2023

Brought to you by  The Lotter

The two most popular U.S. lotteries, Powerball and Mega Millions add-up jackpot hit $294 million this weekend.

The Powerball estimated jackpot for tomorrow’s drawing is expected to grow to $162 million with the option of $86.8 million cash on Saturday, May 20 at 11 p.m. ET.

There were no tickets sold with all six numbers in the latest drawing on Wednesday, May 17. 

The numbers drawn previously were 18, 34, 37, 45, 51. The Powerball number was 14 and the Power Play was 2x.  

Players can select five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls, then select one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. People can choose their numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick the numbers.

The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 ways to win. The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball.

Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.

While the Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed the estimated $132 million prize with the option of $68.8 million cash on tap for tonight, Friday, May 19 at 11 p.m. ET.

No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, the white balls 15, 34, 36, 69 and 70. These plus the gold Mega Ball 17 and Megaplier 3x.

To play the U.S. Mega Millions lottery, gamers must choose five main numbers from a range of 1 to 70 as well as one Mega Ball number from a range of 1 to 25. The lottery offers nine prize categories. The numbers required to match, and the odds of winning in each of them. 

The jackpot prize starts at an estimated $20 million, which is determined by ticket sales and interest rates. The prize has no limit, which means it can rise to infinite heights.

Those living in the U.S. can play on the Powerball website.

Mega Millions tickets are available for purchase on the lottery website and also for those living in the U.S.

While those living abroad in the U.S., from any nationality, can play Powerball or any of the other international lotteries on The Lotter website.


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