Powerball Over $400 Million – Mega Millions Gets A Big Winner
Lottery fever was widespread over the nation this past weekend. There were two major lottery games with jackpots over $350 million each. There was a single ticket winner in the Mega Millions game. That ticket worth $393 million was purchased in Illinois. There was a ticket sold in the Lake Charles area that was worth $5,000 in the Mega Millions drawing that took place this past Friday night.
There was no big money winner in the other big money game, the Powerball. That jackpot is now estimated to be near $430 million when the balls drop on Wednesday night. The one-time cash payout on the Powerball is estimated to be $273.4 million. There were big money tickets paying $ 1 million that were sold in Texas, California, New York, and Illinois based on Saturday's numbers.
If you missed the drawings this weekend and want to double check your tickets to see if you've won a cash prize here they are.
The Mega Millions jackpot will begin at $15 million for the drawing on Tuesday, August 15.