Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots both above $300 million

Posted August 08, 2017

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-258.9 million.

The winning numbers were 9, 17, 25, 63 and 71, plus the Mega Ball 4. That is the tenth largest jackpot in that game.

The Powerball drawing for Wednesday has an estimated jackpot of $307 million, with a cash option of $193.2 million.

"The annuity would be 29 payments over the next 29 years totaling $323 million, or there's the cash option of $199 million", Nesbitt said.
The largest Powerball jackpot of all time is $1.586 billion. Players won two other jackpots in 2017. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased for Tuesday's drawing until 10:45 p.m. that day at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state. Those tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For the second draw in a row, a ticket sold in New Jersey matched four numbers and the Powerball worth $50,000. The June 10 jackpot was the 10th-largest prize in USA lottery history and the seventh biggest won in Powerball. The jackpot has been rolling since it was won on April 28 in California.