Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries now have $1 billion combined jackpot

Lloyd Doyle
October 15, 2018

"It's so exciting for our players, and all of us, to see the Mega Millions jackpot getting so close to an all-time record level", said Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

If you don't have luck with the Mega millions, maybe you'll have better luck on Wednesday!

A nine-member office pool from Aurora won a $1 million prize from Mega Millions after matching five out of six winning numbers last week, according to Colorado Lottery officials.

Nearly $1 billion in combined grand prize money could await lottery players with tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery games this week.

The winning numbers for the Oct drawing were 27-28-32-41-69 and Mega Ball 12.

The last Mega Millions win occurred on July 24 when a group of 11 co-workers in California split a $543 million prize. It's the second-largest jackpot in the game's history and fourth-biggest lottery jackpot ever in the United States. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $372 million.

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