The Powerball jackpot is $1 billion while the Mega Millions jackpot rises to $720 million


Start saying goodbye to your colleagues, because you could soon walk away with a $1 billion lottery ticket.

OK, probably not. But Wednesday night’s billion-dollar Powerball drawing — combined with a Mega Millions jackpot that continues to grow — means some lucky winners could become millionaires even if they Do not do it hit the jackpot.

No one hit all six numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot draw: 19, 22, 31, 37, 54 with a mega ball of 18.

That means the jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing is worth an estimated $720 million, with a cash value of $369.6 million.

If you can’t wait until Friday to buy 264 Ferrari LaFerraris (or whatever supercar you prefer), the drawing for Wednesday night’s $1 billion Powerball jackpot drawing will take place at 10:59 PM ET.

The colossal jackpot is the seventh largest in US lottery history and the third largest Powerball jackpot. One crazy lucky winner scored the record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot last year in California.

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