Powerball and Mega Millions: What's jackpot up to? When do they draw?

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Powerball and Mega Millions: What's jackpot up to? When do they draw?
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Miss out on the last Powerball or Mega Millions drawing? Well, luckily for you, there's still a chance to win millions.

There was no grand prize winner from Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the jackpot continues to climb. It is now worth an estimated $675 million with a cash value of $340.9 million, the ninth-largest prize in Powerball history.

No ticket won the grand prize in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, and so that jackpot increased to an estimated $480 million with a cash value of $240.7 million.

Ready to try your luck with Powerball or Mega Millions? Here's everything you need to know.

What are the winning Powerball numbers?

The winning numbers from the Saturday, July 8, drawing were 07, 23, 24, 32 and 43. The red Powerball was 18, and the Power Play was 2X.

Although there were no jackpot winners, there were Match 5 $1 million winners in California, Colorado and Illinois. There were no Match 5 + Power Play $2 million winners.

What time is the Powerball drawing?

The next drawing will be Monday, July 10, at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Powerball drawings are held three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

How to play the Powerball

The Powerball costs $2 per play. In Delaware, tickets may be purchased until 9:45 p.m. ET on the day of the drawing.

In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, you can purchase tickets until 9:59 p.m.

In Pennsylvania, you can buy tickets online: https://www.pailottery.com/games/draw-games/.

To play, select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls, then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

You can choose your lucky numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers. 

To win, match one of the 9 Ways to Win:

  • 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize.
  • 5 white balls = $1 million.
  • 4 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $50,000.
  • 4 white balls = $100.
  • 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100.
  • 3 white balls = $7.
  • 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7.
  • 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4.
  • 1 red Powerball = $4.

There's a chance to have your winnings increased two, three, four, five and 10 times through the Power Play for an additional $1 per play. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.

All prizes are set cash amounts, except for the grand prize. In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel, meaning it's determined by the sales and the number of winners.

What's the biggest Powerball jackpot ever?

The November 2022 jackpot smashed previous records, coming in at $2.04 billion with a cash value of $997.6 million. One player in California won the record-breaking prize.

What are the odds of winning the Powerball?

The odds of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds for the lowest prize, $4 for one red Powerball, are 1 in 38.32.

According to Powerball, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.87, based on a $2 play and rounded to two decimal places.

What are the winning Mega Millions numbers?

The winning numbers from Friday's drawing were 08, 10, 17, 55 and 66. The Mega Ball was 03 and the Megaplier was 3X.

Although there were no jackpot winners, there was one Match 5 $1 million winner in California. There were no Match 5 + Megaplier $3 million winners.

When are the Mega Millions drawings?

The next drawing is Tuesday, July 11, at 11 p.m. In Delaware, you can purchase tickets until 9:45 p.m. that day for a chance to win.

You can purchase tickets until 10:45 p.m. in New Jersey and 9:59 p.m. in Pennsylvania.

Drawings are every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

How to play the Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. 

There are nine total ways to win a prize, from the jackpot to $2. 

Players can pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: five different numbers from the white balls numbered 1-70 and one number from the gold balls numbered 1-25.

  • 5 + 1 = Jackpot.
  • 5 + 0 = $1 million.
  • 4 + 1 = $10,000.
  • 4 + 0 = $500.
  • 3 + 1 = $200.
  • 3 + 0 = $10.
  • 2 + 1= $10.
  • 1 + 1 = $4.
  • 0 + 1 = $2.

You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. 

You can either pick your lucky numbers yourself or select Easy Pick or Quick Pick and have the numbers auto-drawn. If you can't make up your mind, the Mega Millions website has a random number generator.

What is the Megaplier?

Most states offer the Megaplier feature, which increases non-jackpot prizes from two, three, four and five times.

It costs an additional $1 per play. 

Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with "2X," three with "4X" and one with "5X."

What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot?

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 303 million, and the odds of winning the $1 million prize are 1 in 12.6 million. 

The overall chance of winning any prize is 1 in 24.