The potential Powerball jackpot has now climbed to $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. The huge Mega Millions jackpot continues to roll. The Powerball jackpot also rose this week after no winners emerged Wednesday, bringing that grand prize to $470 million. It is anticipated to grow to $1.6 billion. That means roughly $904 million in your pocket before state and federal taxes.
If you're itching to play before then, the Powerball drawing will be today. By 3 p.m. Friday, the state had seen more than $3 million in ticket sales for Mega Millions this week.
The most recent Mega Millions jackpot has been building since it was last hit July 24 and a group of 11 co-workers in California shared a $543 million jackpot.
A man walked past Mega Millions and other lottery displays outside of The Lucky Spot in San Francisco, Thursday.
The estimated cash option for next drawing will be $905 million. Fifteen tickets matched five numbers for second-tier prizes of at least $1 million.
The amount of the jackpot increased after no winning ticket was drawn on Friday..
Each Powerball ticket is $2.
Despite strong ticket sales, there was no grand prize Mega Millions victor Friday night.
The jackpot now is the largest in US history, surpassing an earlier Powerball jackpot. "I wish I would've got in line".
The good news, you have another chance to win.
The 24 semi-weekly Mega Millions drawings have failed to produce a top victor since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543 million jackpot.