Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

Source WLBT

If a MI player win's Friday's $450 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state. The cash option for Friday's jackpot is about $281 million.

The million-dollar ticket in Virginia matched the first five numbers. It's unclear when the new millionaire will come forward.

The Pasco County player is the only victor of the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in the Florida Lotterys history.

A single ticket in Florida won the $450 million jackpot. Lottery retailers throughout the state are selling Mega Millions tickets until 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $390.1 million lottery jackpot?
The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.6 billion payout split among winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. The odds of a single ticket hitting all six numbers are 292 million to one, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

If a MI player wins Saturday's $570 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball prize won in the state.

Both the Mega Millions ($450 million) and Powerball ($570 million) jackpots continue to rise ahead of their upcoming drawings.

The next Mega Millions drawing Tuesday will be worth $40 million. That drawing will be Saturday night.

In 2013, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman was the victor of the largest single jackpot in American lottery history, valued at $590.6 million.

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