TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (PR) — Players have a chance to win big this week as America’s dueling jackpots, MEGA MILLIONS and POWERBALL, have continued to climb, reaching a combined total of $640 million. The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rolled to $493 million after Friday night’s draw, and the POWERBALL jackpot rolled to $147 million after Saturday night’s draw.
A lot of people are rushing to get Mega Millions tickets because the jackpot rolled over and is close to half a billion dollars.
Lotto Discount Liquors in Campbellton just got their lottery license back after the previous owner violated a state contract.
The previous owner bought a $30 million dollar ticket from the website the lotter.com, the owner scanned it through state-controlled lottery terminals and in Florida, that's a problem.
Florida Lottery Communications Director Connie Barnes says, now the store is under new ownership they applied for a license, and were approved.
Avis Peterson is a cashier, she says, "We hope a lot of our regular customers come back."
The jackpot sits at $493 million dollars, this, after no one drew the winning numbers last Friday.
Across the highway, at Fortune Liquors, people are hoping they are the next millionaire.
Marvin Lindsey says, "Buy my wife a new house, cars, boat, live it up a little."
Jerry Riddle plays every week, he says, 'I would give some to the children's hospital, pay off some bills, give a lot away because I wouldn't need that much."
If no one wins tomorrow then the jackpot will, roll over and be well over half a billion dollars.
POWERBALL jackpots start at $40 million and roll over until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the red POWERBALL (1-26). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million or up to $2 million if the ticket includes Power Play. The overall odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
MEGA MILLIONS jackpots start at $40 million and roll over until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-70) and the golden Mega Ball number (1-25). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million or up to $5 million if the ticket includes Megaplier. The overall odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850.