TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Players have a chance at becoming Florida's newest multi-millionaire this weekend as America's dueling jackpots, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®, continue to climb, reaching a combined total of $1.39 billion!
Wednesday, the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rolled to an estimated $750 million and today, the POWERBALL jackpot rolled to an estimated $640 million.
Jackpot winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum cash option of approximately $550.6 million for MEGA MILLIONS and $478.7 million for POWERBALL.
In addition to the jackpot prize, players can win lower-tier prizes of up to $2 million with POWERBALL and up to $5 million with MEGA MILLIONS.
This series of MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rollovers has generated more than $41.2 million for education in Florida, while this series of POWERBALL jackpot rollovers has generated more than $50.3 million.
MEGA MILLIONS jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-70) and the Mega Ball number (1-25). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.
POWERBALL jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the Power Ball number (1-26). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.87.
Players can purchase tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state for the chance to become Florida's newest multi-millionaire.
POWERBALL |The PowerBall jackpot is currently $640 million. Watch the drawing live Saturday night on FOX 4
MEGA MILLIONS | The Mega Millions jackpot is currently $750 million. Watch the drawing live Friday night on FOX 4