Illinois Lottery's Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots still growing

Aug 08, 2017, 00:25
Illinois Lottery's Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots still growing

The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday Aug. 8 with an estimated jackpot of $346 million and cash option of $216 million.

The roll-up to Saturday night's Powerball drawing began June 14 and has since rolled 15 times without a top-prize victor. As Friday night came and went not a single ticket hit for the big one.

The Powerball jackpot will be drawn Wednesday and is estimated to be $307 million. Players won two other jackpots in 2017.

The owner of a $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Manassas almost a month ago has yet to claim the big prize, according to the Virginia Lottery. To play, you must buy your $2 Powerball tickets by 9:50 p.m. Wednesday.

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The cash option would pay out $199 million before taxes. Drawings are televised live at 10:59 p.m. on New York Lottery draw stations.

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The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history is a $656 million payout won by three ticket holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. Tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee each won a share of that world-record setting jackpot on January 13, 2016.