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Lottery: Mega Millions, Powerball more than $600M combined

Lottery: Mega Millions, Powerball more than $600M combined

One ticket purchased in IL matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win. The Mega Millions estimated jackpot is $306 million and will not be drawn until Friday, Dec. 29. A customer at Jake's Express Shop & Deli, 6104 Highway Y, won the $1 million "Match 5" prize after matching all five white-ball numbers drawn in the December 23 drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.

A Mega Millions ticket sold in Washington state won the Match 5 second prize, worth $4 million. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 24.

The last MI player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford. Tickets cost $2 each. The drawing for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot now sits at $337 million.




Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.

There is growing lotto fever in Southern California on Wednesday, as two massive quarter-billion-dollar prizes are up for grabs.


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