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Powerball Fever: Jackpot now a whopping $307M

Powerball Fever: Jackpot now a whopping $307M

If you are more of a Powerball fan or you can't wait until Tuesday to hit the big one then you are in luck as tonight's drawing for the Powerball jackpot is up to $286 million. "This weekend is a Lottery player's dream". Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.

To play Mega Millions, players choose five numbers from a field of 1 to 75 plus one additional number - the Mega Ball - from a separate field of one to 15.

There may not have been any grand-prize winners, but one MA player matched the first five numbers to bring in a cool $1 million. The drawing for that game is also Saturday night. Players won two other jackpots in 2017. The cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $193.2 million. Deadline to purchase tickets is 9:45 p.m. Those tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

That drawing will be the 17th since the jackpot was last hit on a ticket sold in California on June 10 for a prize of $447.8 million, the lottery said. Tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee each won a share of that world-record setting jackpot on January 13, 2016.