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UPDATE: Mega Millions raised to $393 million, new combined total is $749 million

First time Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots simultaneously more than $300 million

Both are top 25 US lottery jackpots

by Todd Northrop

Multi-state lottery tickets are pumping out of state lottery ticket machines throughout the United States this week, as both Powerball and Mega Millions have simultaneously reached astronomic heights.

After nobody won Mega Millions on Tuesday and Powerball on Wednesday, the Mega Millions jackpot increased to $382 million, while Powerball leaped to $356 million.  The lump-sum cash options are $238.3 million and $224 million, respectively.

UPDATE Aug. 10, 1:50 p.m.  On Thursday afternoon the Mega Millions consortium raised the estimated Friday jackpot to $393 million, with a cash value of $246.5 million. That makes the combined value of Mega Millions and Powerball this week $749 million, and raises the Friday Mega Millions jackpot to the 17th-largest of all time. The jackpot amounts in the remainder of this article will reflect the new jackpot amounts.

Lottery players are witnessing an event that has never happened before.  It is the first time in history that these two mega jackpot games have synchronized their jackpot rollovers such that they both are above the $300 million mark.

We went back and checked.

The last time it got this close was about a year ago, when a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot was hit on Fri., Jul. 8, 2016, and the next Powerball roll on the following Wed. brought that game's jackpot cresting above $300 million, to $311 million.  A near miss.

In fact, excluding the time Powerball reached $1.6 billion in Jan. 2016, there is only one other time in history when the two multi-state jackpots linked fortunes and put such a large combined prize up for grabs.  In May 2013, Mega Millions' $190 million jackpot synced up with Powerball's $590.5 million grand prize to form a combined $780.5 million fortune.

If history is a guide, run out and buy tickets this week, because both games had their jackpots won that drawing.  The Mega Millions jackpot was split by two tickets purchased in New Jersey and Virginia, and the Powerball jackpot was won by one ticket sold in Florida, claimed by Gloria MacKenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills.

Will that happen this time around? We're not sure, but whatever happens we're in record-setting territory.

Both jackpots are currently in the top 25 all-time US lottery jackpot list — both for the annuity value and the cash value. The complete top 25 lists can be found below.

After the two games were not won Tuesday and Wednesday, both increased their jackpots by roughly $32 million — at least cursory evidence that people are buying tickets for both games at their lottery retailers.  So many tickets were being sold that by draw time both games had raised their jackpots significantly: Mega Millions to $350 million and Powerball to $323.5 million.

Lottery players wanting to see what their take-home loot would be for this week's drawings (after initial taxes are withheld) can check out the Jackpot Analysis for Mega Millions and Jackpot Analysis for Powerball pages at USA Mega.

Both games offer a multiplier feature ("Megaplier" for Mega Millions and "Power Play" for Powerball) that can be purchased for an extra $1 per play.  Players who purchase the multiplier can have their winning non-jackpot prizes multiplied by the random multiplier number drawn that evening.  A nice way to console yourself after someone else wins your jackpot.

Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers.

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday evening at 11:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Pacific Time), and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 PM Eastern Time (7:59 PM Pacific Time).

Players looking for a nearby lottery retailer are encouraged to use Lottery Places, an app for iOS, Android, and Windows that can located the nearest lottery retailers anywhere in the United States, Mexico, much of Canada, and the Caribbean.

The winning numbers for both games are published minutes after the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com), home of the USA's two mega jackpot games.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

The current Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots currently stand as the 18th- and 22nd-largest lottery jackpots of all time in the United States.  Both positions may rise before the drawing, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  3. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
  4. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
  5. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
  6. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  7. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 - Indiana
  8. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 - New Hampshire
  9. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  10. Powerball: $447.8 million, Jun. 10, 2017 - California
  11. Powerball: $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017 - Indiana
  12. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 - New Jersey
  13. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
  14. Powerball: $420.9 million, Nov. 26, 2016 - Tennessee
  15. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 - Florida, Maryland
  16. Powerball: $399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
  17. Mega Millions: $393 million, Aug. 11, 2017 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  18. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
  19. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
  20. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
  21. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
  22. Powerball: $356 million, Aug. 12, 2017 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  23. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
  24. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
  25. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan

The number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 17
  • Mega Millions: 7
  • The Big Game: 1

The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

Top 25 cash value jackpots

Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

The upcoming Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots rank as the 15th- and 20th-largest cash values in U.S. history.

  1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  3. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
  4. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  5. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
  6. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
  7. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
  8. Powerball: $336.8 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  9. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
  10. Powerball: $279.1 million cash, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.8 million annuity) - California
  11. Powerball: $263.5 million cash, Feb. 22, 2017 ($435.3 million annuity) - Indiana
  12. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  13. Powerball: $254.7 million cash, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.9 million annuity) - Tennessee
  14. Mega Millions: $246.5 million cash, Aug. 11, 2017 ($393 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  15. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
  16. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
  17. Mega Millions: $230.9 million cash, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) - Florida, Maryland
  18. Powerball: $227.8 million cash, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.3 million annuity) - California
  19. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
  20. Powerball: $224 million cash, Aug. 12, 2017 ($356 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  21. Powerball: $223.3 million cash, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.4 million annuity) - South Carolina
  22. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
  23. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
  24. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
  25. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York

The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 16
  • Mega Millions: 9

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The media wasn't wrong and Todd proved me right.  This is the first time they've both been at least $300 million simultaneously.  Pay attention to detail as they used to say in the U.S. Army.

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    The media wasn't wrong and Todd proved me right.  This is the first time they've both been at least $300 million simultaneously.  Pay attention to detail as they used to say in the U.S. Army.

    Todd and LP made my day, scrolled on down to see the top 25 jackpots, my favorite posts!

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      Time for the ticket buying frenzy to start.  If they both roll this weekend then they both will probably exceed $400M. Banana

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        I predict four members on this site will hit both however not sure how much.  , I'm just surprised that I thought there was going to be a winning ticket last night and I was wrong

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          Time for the ticket buying frenzy to start.  If they both roll this weekend then they both will probably exceed $400M. Banana

          Now will look for a live feed from that Primm, CA lotto store; those poor Nevadans and no lottery.  Ironic their Constitution forbids them...no brainer who is behind that!!

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            Story updated, Mega Millions raised to $393 million!

             

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              Just bought some MM at lunch.

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                I went to buy some tickets this morning but they ran out of tape.  The guy there was filling in and could not find the new roll to replace it. He certainly put the effort into looking for it.  So, hopefully, I can get to a store tomorrow AM. 

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                  Gimme both!!

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                    I went to buy some tickets this morning but they ran out of tape.  The guy there was filling in and could not find the new roll to replace it. He certainly put the effort into looking for it.  So, hopefully, I can get to a store tomorrow AM. 

                    Or find a different store!

                    Don't forget, the easiest way to find nearby lottery retailers no matter where you live is to install the Lottery Places app on your phone or Windows 10 computer.

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                      Just bought some MM at lunch.

                      I'm not sure if i am. I barely do.But, good luck to you. Love my wins with other better odds games ya know.

                      But, i wish you luck, this is alot of dough.I hope more than "1" person win.More/enough to go around for dozens per state.

                      674=$6200  

                      8620(3x) + p3 =$7750

                      860= $6400 

                      7447= $6800

                      302= $3900

                       

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                        Thank You to Todd Northrop and the Lottery Post Staff. I believe they were all hoping and planning for a day like today. 

                        What does the future hold for everyone? Mega Millions and Power Ball are unpredictable and fun to play. Keep dreaming!

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                          UPDATE: Mega Millions raised to $393 million, new combined total is $749 million

                          First time Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots simultaneously more than $300 million

                          Both are top 25 US lottery jackpots

                          by Todd Northrop

                          Multi-state lottery tickets are pumping out of state lottery ticket machines throughout the United States this week, as both Powerball and Mega Millions have simultaneously reached astronomic heights.

                          After nobody won Mega Millions on Tuesday and Powerball on Wednesday, the Mega Millions jackpot increased to $382 million, while Powerball leaped to $356 million.  The lump-sum cash options are $238.3 million and $224 million, respectively.

                          UPDATE Aug. 10, 1:50 p.m.  On Thursday afternoon the Mega Millions consortium raised the estimated Friday jackpot to $393 million, with a cash value of $246.5 million. That makes the combined value of Mega Millions and Powerball this week $749 million, and raises the Friday Mega Millions jackpot to the 17th-largest of all time. The jackpot amounts in the remainder of this article will reflect the new jackpot amounts.

                          Lottery players are witnessing an event that has never happened before.  It is the first time in history that these two mega jackpot games have synchronized their jackpot rollovers such that they both are above the $300 million mark.

                          We went back and checked.

                          The last time it got this close was about a year ago, when a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot was hit on Fri., Jul. 8, 2016, and the next Powerball roll on the following Wed. brought that game's jackpot cresting above $300 million, to $311 million.  A near miss.

                          In fact, excluding the time Powerball reached $1.6 billion in Jan. 2016, there is only one other time in history when the two multi-state jackpots linked fortunes and put such a large combined prize up for grabs.  In May 2013, Mega Millions' $190 million jackpot synced up with Powerball's $590.5 million grand prize to form a combined $780.5 million fortune.

                          If history is a guide, run out and buy tickets this week, because both games had their jackpots won that drawing.  The Mega Millions jackpot was split by two tickets purchased in New Jersey and Virginia, and the Powerball jackpot was won by one ticket sold in Florida, claimed by Gloria MacKenzie, 84, of Zephyrhills.

                          Will that happen this time around? We're not sure, but whatever happens we're in record-setting territory.

                          Both jackpots are currently in the top 25 all-time US lottery jackpot list — both for the annuity value and the cash value. The complete top 25 lists can be found below.

                          After the two games were not won Tuesday and Wednesday, both increased their jackpots by roughly $32 million — at least cursory evidence that people are buying tickets for both games at their lottery retailers.  So many tickets were being sold that by draw time both games had raised their jackpots significantly: Mega Millions to $350 million and Powerball to $323.5 million.

                          Lottery players wanting to see what their take-home loot would be for this week's drawings (after initial taxes are withheld) can check out the Jackpot Analysis for Mega Millions and Jackpot Analysis for Powerball pages at USA Mega.

                          Both games offer a multiplier feature ("Megaplier" for Mega Millions and "Power Play" for Powerball) that can be purchased for an extra $1 per play.  Players who purchase the multiplier can have their winning non-jackpot prizes multiplied by the random multiplier number drawn that evening.  A nice way to console yourself after someone else wins your jackpot.

                          Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers.

                          Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday evening at 11:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Pacific Time), and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 PM Eastern Time (7:59 PM Pacific Time).

                          Players looking for a nearby lottery retailer are encouraged to use Lottery Places, an app for iOS, Android, and Windows that can located the nearest lottery retailers anywhere in the United States, Mexico, much of Canada, and the Caribbean.

                          The winning numbers for both games are published minutes after the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com), home of the USA's two mega jackpot games.

                          Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

                          The current Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots currently stand as the 18th- and 22nd-largest lottery jackpots of all time in the United States.  Both positions may rise before the drawing, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

                          1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 - California, Florida, Tennessee
                          2. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                          3. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
                          4. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
                          5. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
                          6. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
                          7. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 - Indiana
                          8. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 - New Hampshire
                          9. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
                          10. Powerball: $447.8 million, Jun. 10, 2017 - California
                          11. Powerball: $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017 - Indiana
                          12. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 - New Jersey
                          13. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
                          14. Powerball: $420.9 million, Nov. 26, 2016 - Tennessee
                          15. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 - Florida, Maryland
                          16. Powerball: $399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
                          17. Mega Millions: $393 million, Aug. 11, 2017 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                          18. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
                          19. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
                          20. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
                          21. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
                          22. Powerball: $356 million, Aug. 12, 2017 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                          23. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
                          24. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
                          25. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan

                          The number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

                          • Powerball: 17
                          • Mega Millions: 7
                          • The Big Game: 1

                          The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

                          Top 25 cash value jackpots

                          Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

                          The upcoming Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots rank as the 15th- and 20th-largest cash values in U.S. history.

                          1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
                          2. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                          3. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
                          4. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
                          5. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
                          6. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
                          7. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
                          8. Powerball: $336.8 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
                          9. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
                          10. Powerball: $279.1 million cash, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.8 million annuity) - California
                          11. Powerball: $263.5 million cash, Feb. 22, 2017 ($435.3 million annuity) - Indiana
                          12. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
                          13. Powerball: $254.7 million cash, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.9 million annuity) - Tennessee
                          14. Mega Millions: $246.5 million cash, Aug. 11, 2017 ($393 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                          15. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
                          16. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
                          17. Mega Millions: $230.9 million cash, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) - Florida, Maryland
                          18. Powerball: $227.8 million cash, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.3 million annuity) - California
                          19. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
                          20. Powerball: $224 million cash, Aug. 12, 2017 ($356 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                          21. Powerball: $223.3 million cash, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.4 million annuity) - South Carolina
                          22. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
                          23. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
                          24. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
                          25. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York

                          The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

                          • Powerball: 16
                          • Mega Millions: 9

                          Here's what's going to be the problem this weekend.  As everyone knows which goes off which night.   The average person who was not familiar with this website but goes on and he State Lottery site won't be familiar with which one confusion.

                           

                          That is one problem and the way the media is.  People aren't informed correctly about hot win these games.

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                            Posted: August 10, 2017, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                            Story updated, Mega Millions raised to $393 million!

                            Plenty of time to toss in another $7 million or so!