Advertisement

Nearly $1 billion is up for grabs this weekend

MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL Jackpots Reach a Combined $980 Million!
A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Northbrook,...
A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Northbrook, Ill., (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)(Nam Y. Huh | AP)
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 12:11 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Press Release) – Players have a chance to win big this weekend as America’s dueling jackpots, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®, continue to climb, reaching a combined total of $980 million! Today, the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot increased to an estimated $510 million and the POWERBALL jackpot rolled to an estimated $470 million.

The MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL lottery jackpots have reached a combined $980 Million.
The MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL lottery jackpots have reached a combined $980 Million.(Source: Florida Lottery)

Jackpot winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum cash option of approximately $377.4 million for MEGA MILLIONS and $362.7 million for POWERBALL. In addition to the jackpot prize, players can win lower-tier prizes of up to $2 million with POWERBALL and up to $5 million with MEGA MILLIONS.

This series of MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rollovers has generated more than $31 million for education in Florida, while this series of POWERBALL jackpot rollovers has generated more than $40 million.

MEGA MILLIONS jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-70) and the Mega Ball number (1-25). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.

POWERBALL jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the Power Ball number (1-26). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.87.

Players can purchase tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state for the chance to become Florida’s newest multi-millionaire. Players are reminded to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. The integrity of all games is of utmost importance to the Florida Lottery. As always, the Florida Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly and remember that it only takes one ticket to win.