Powerball jackpot hits $384 million for Saturday drawing

31 December, 2017, 06:50 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • The Powerball jackpot is won by matching all five white balls out of a drum of 69 balls in any order and the red Powerball out of a drum of 26 balls. The Mega Millions jackpot works by picking five numbers between one and 70 and one additional

Corrections & Clarifications. A previous version of this article misidentified the date of the next Powerball drawing.

How about starting the new year as a newly-minted multi-millionaire?

You have a chance to make your life a lot richer as this year draws to a close, or you can wait until the day after 2018 arrives.

Mega Millions goes first, with a drawing on Tuesday evening, while Powerball follows on Wednesday if there is no victor Saturday night. For either to land in the U.S.'s top 10 jackpots, they would have to surpass the $448.4 million Powerball prize shared by two winners back in August 2013.

Colorado Rockies Land Wade Davis as New Closer
Davis , 32, reached free agency after three solid years as a closer, two with Kansas City and the last with the Cubs. The 31-year-old Davis played with the Cubs in 2017 and was the club's only all-star representative in 2017.

Powerball is played in 44 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.Mega Millions is played in 46 states, Washington D.C. and the Virgin Islands.

All POWERBALL prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The Powerball number was 24 and the multiplier was 2.

The estimated jackpot is $390.1 million. In August, an IL player won a $393 million jackpot. Both lotto games had their most recent jackpot wins in late October.

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