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$400 Million, If Numbers Are Up

Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot, at an estimated $400 million is the fourth largest in Powerball history.

Last Saturday, Sept. 14, was the 11th consecutive Powerball drawing without a grand prize winner. This jackpot run began on Aug. 10, with a starting jackpot of $40 million. The grand prize has increased to $400 Million for the Sept. 18 drawing. The estimated cash value is $223.6 million.

Top Powerball record jackpots are $590 millon onMay 18, 2013; $587 million on Nov. 28, 2012; and $448 million on Aug. 7, 2013. Since January, 2012, the start of the $2 game, twenty-three Powerball Jackpots have been won from $40 million to $590 million.

The Powerball Jackpots won since January, 2012, include twelve Jackpots under $100 million, five Jackpots between $100 and $300 million, and six jackpots over $300 million.

Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game. Drawings are held at 9:59 p.m. CST every Wednesday and Saturday. Five numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 59 and one numbered ball is drawn from 1 to 35. If all your numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot, which starts at $40 million and grows until someone wins.

If other players also match all six numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each Powerball(r) play is $2. For an additional dollar, you can add the Power Play option to increase non-jackpot winnings by as much as a million dollars.

Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $145 Million

No players matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, so the Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $145 Million (cash option $98.4 million) for Friday’s drawing.

Mega Millions is a multi-state jackpot game. Drawings are held at 10 p.m. CST every Tuesday and Friday. Five numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 56 and one numbered ball is drawn from 1 to 46. If all your numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot, which starts at $12 million and grows until someone wins. If other players also match all six numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts. Each Mega Millions(r) play is $1. For an additional dollar, you can add the Megaplier(r) option to multiply non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3 or 4 times.

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