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More than $1.39 Billion up for grabs in Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots this weekend

Big jackpots up for grabs this weekend for Mega Millions and Powerball drawings!

More than $1.39 Billion up for grabs in Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots this weekend

As we head into the weekend, lottery players are excited about the huge jackpots sitting there, ready for someone to win. The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have climbed to over $1.39 billion combined!

Mega Millions drawing

With no jackpot winner in the Mega Millions since December 2023, the estimated Mega Millions jackpot has grown for the Friday, March 15 drawing. The estimated jackpot for the March 15 drawing is $792 million or $381.8 million with the cash option selected.

The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in December 2023, when two tickets purchased in California split the $394 million jackpot. There have been 27 consecutive drawings since that December 12, 2023, without a jackpot winner.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states in the U.S., as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The March 15 drawing will take place at 11:00 p.m. ET.

The $792 million jackpot is the sixth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record occurred in August 2023 when one winner in Florida took home the $1.6 billion jackpot.

Powerball drawing

With no jackpot winner in the Powerball since January 3, the estimated Powerball jackpot has grown for the Saturday, March 16 drawing. The estimated jackpot for the March 16 drawing is $600 million or $293.4 million with the cash option selected.

The Powerball jackpot was last won in January 2024 when one ticket purchased in Michigan won the $842.2 million jackpot. There have been 31 consecutive drawings since that January 3 drawing without a jackpot winner.

Powerball is currently played in 48 jurisdictions, which includes 45 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The March 16 drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. ET.

The largest Powerball jackpot on record occurred in November 2022 when one winner in California won a $2.04 billion jackpot.

No jackpot wins, but large Nebraska Lottery winners still

While there have been no jackpot winners in the Mega Millions and Powerball recently, the non-jackpot-winning drawings have still produced some big winners. The Nebraska Lottery recently announced some of those big winners they have seen in their state during these jackpot-growing drawings:

  • February 3 Powerball drawing - $50,000 winning ticket sold at Stop N Shop #8 at 8511 S. 33rd St. in Lincoln.
  • February 6 Mega Millions drawing - $10,000 winning ticket sold at Casey’s #3187 at 18280 Wright St. in Omaha.
  • February 6 Mega Millions drawing - $10,000 winning ticket sold at Hy-Vee Food Store #1185 at 840 E. 23rd St. in Fremont.
  • February 9 Mega Millions drawing - $10,000 winning tickets sold at Sackers at 105 S. First St. in Hay Springs.
  • February 10 Powerball drawing - $50,000 winning tickets sold at Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh #5 at 7930 Cass St. in Omaha.
  • March 1 Mega Millions drawing - $10,000 winning ticket sold at Fas Mart #550 at 11919 Fort St. in Omaha.

We’ll see if the jackpots are won this weekend, but please remember to play responsibly.