Powerball and Mega Millions combined jackpot hits $2.22B

Sean Reid
October 22, 2018

But, although there were 15 second-tier winning tickets of at least $1 million across nine states, nobody won the jackpot - putting the prize for Tuesday's draw at a record $1.6 billion.

Just like in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, there was no jackpot victor in Saturday night's Powerball drawing.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 62-16-54-57-69 while the Powerball was 23.

There was no victor in the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night, and that jackpot will be at least $1.6 billion on Tuesday night.


The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in US history.

"If sales are running ahead, we may take the jackpot up another notch", Mega Millions lead director Gordon Medenica told The Post.

The next Mega Millions draw will be held on Tuesday.

The spike in the Mega Millions ticket price, from $1 to to $2, brought a major change to the starting amount.


No information about the Knoxville victor is available until the prize is claimed.

The lucky player matched all five white numbers drawn but was just one number shy of the jackpot.

If a player hits all six numbers to win the jackpot, they can opt for an immediate cash payment of $904 million or receive the $1.6 billion prize over 29 years.

The nation's largest lottery jackpots have now rolled for a few months.


The Mega Millions jackpot hasn't been hit since July 24th when 11 workers in California split a prize of $543 million.

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