Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Total Almost $1 Billion

Gerry Broome  Associated Press

Gerry Broome Associated Press

Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C., in 2016. Powerball's jackpot also represents: There is a top prize of at least $345 million on Wednesday. Any player who matches all numbers Wednesday night will win $9.6 million ($5.53 million cash option).

Nearly $1 billion in combined grand prize money could await lottery players with tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery games this week.

The cash option on this Mega Millions drawing is $372.6 million, since no one claimed the Mega Ball during Friday's drawing.

And Friday's Mega Millions wasn't a complete bust.

Lottery officials say the jackpot is the third-largest grand prize in USA history.

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Even though no one took home Friday's big prize, there were 2,651,183 winning tickets on the October 12 across all prize levels.

Three other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year: $451 million on January 5 (Florida), $533 million on March 30 (New Jersey) and $142 million on May 4 (Ohio). Winning tickets in that drawing came from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

That's when the next Powerball drawing is.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since July 24, when a San Jose office pool of 11-co-workers matched all six numbers to split a $543 million prize.

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