Powerball jackpot at $288 million

- By the time this weekend is over someone in California could be celebrating any of three lottery jackpots totaling $843 million that's up for grabs.

The Winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the $540 million dollar Mega Miillions jackpot: 08 19 20 55 73 MB: 5

No Mega Millions winners in California. Lottery officials say a winning ticket was drawn in Indiana. 


First up is Mega Millions which will be drawn Friday night at 8:00pm. The estimated $540 million jackpot is the seventh-largest jackpot in U.S. history, according to a press release from the California Lottery

The last time a California resident won the Mega Millions jackpot was in August 2014, when a man claimed the $180 million prize after matching all six numbers on a ticket he purchased in Calimesa.

A potential winner will have the choice of taking the $540 million spread out over 30 years or taking a lump sum amount before federal taxes of $380 million. If no one hits the jackpot, it will roll to an estimated $630 million for Tuesday’s draw.

Powerball continues to grow as well with an estimated $288 million jackpot set for Saturday night.

And lastly, there is California’s in-state jackpot game, the SuperLotto Plus with a jackpot of $15 million for Saturday night’s draw.

The lottery puts the chance of winning the Mega Millions $540 million jackpot at roughly 1 in 259 million. 

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