Mega Millions rolls to $305M; Powerball reaches $281M

CHICAGO — Players have the chance to win a combined $586 million in estimated jackpots this weekend! The jackpot in tonight’s Mega Millions drawing has rolled to an estimated $305 million, and the jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has reached an estimated $281 million.

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The winning numbers from Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing were 13, 22, 32, 60 and 69, and the Mega Ball number was 9. While there was no jackpot winner in Tuesday night’s drawing, Illinois players won more than 28,800 prizes, ranging from $2 to $1,500.

The winning numbers from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were 15, 29, 31, 37 and 43, and the Powerball number was 16. While there was no jackpot winner in Wednesday night’s drawing, Illinois players won more than 20,800 prizes, ranging from $4 to $50,000.

Illinois residents, 18 and older, can purchase Mega Millions and all of the Illinois Lottery’s draw-based game tickets by using the Illinois Lottery’s mobile app. The free app (the first of its kind in the United States) is available for download on iOS and Android devices and offers any Illinois adult the chance to purchase lottery tickets on their smartphone. Players can also purchase their tickets online at illinoislottery.com and at nearly 8,000 retailers statewide.

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QUICK MEGA MILLIONS FACTS

Current jackpot is $305 million; cash option of $181.4 million
Jackpots start at $40 million
Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:302,575,350
Drawings are at 10 p.m. (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

QUICK POWERBALL FACTS

Current jackpot at $281 million; cash option of $166.8 million
Jackpots start at $40 million
Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:292,201,338
Drawings are at 9:59 p.m. (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday

About the Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.

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