Two of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery historical past are up for grabs this weekend.
Friday evening gave gamers an opportunity to win the Mega Millions jackpot, which swelled to a projected $750 million — the fifth largest in lottery historical past and the recreation’s second largest ever.
The winning numbers were 3, 11, 12, 38, 43 and Mega Ball 15. It’s unclear but whether or not any tickets gained the large jackpot.
Saturday, gamers can strive their luck in the Powerball drawing, with a projected $640 million jackpot, the eighth largest in U.S. historical past and the recreation’s largest top prize since March 2019.
The jackpots promoted by each lotteries are the prize winnings of winners who take an annuity possibility, in which prizes are paid out over 30 years. Most winners go for the money possibility, now $550.6 million for Mega Millions and $478.7 million for Powerball.
Friday’s roll equals that of the longest in recreation historical past — after 35 drawings in 2016, a $536 million jackpot was awarded in Indiana.
The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been won since Sept. 16, a $94.6 million prize in New York — additionally 34 drawings in the past.
Here’s what you (*10*):
When is it? Mega Millions is drawn each Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.
What are the odds of winning? The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 and the odds of taking house $1 million by matching 5 numbers is 1 in 12,607,306. The total likelihood of winning any prize is 1 in 24.
What is the value to play? Mega Millions tickets value $2 every. Megaplier, which lets gamers enhance non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 occasions, prices an additional $1.
How do you play? Players decide six numbers from two separate swimming pools of numbers. There are 5 completely different numbers from 1 to 70 and one quantity from 1 to 25. Players can even choose Easy Pick or Quick Pick and have the numbers auto drawn.
When is it? Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
What are the odds of winning? The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million. There is a 1 in 24.9 likelihood of winning any prize.
What is the value to play? Powerball prices $2 per play.
How do you play? Select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls, then choose one quantity from 1 to 26 for the pink Powerball.
Powerball and Mega Millions are performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Powerball can also be provided in Puerto Rico.
Contributing: Jordan Culver, USA TODAY; Sarah Brookbank, The Cincinnati Enquirer
This article initially appeared on USA TODAY: Mega Millions ($750M), Powerball ($640M) jackpots hit historic levels