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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to almost $800M

03 January 2018

And Americans do love buying lottery tickets. The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million.

Classic Lotto's jackpot has increased to a relatively modest $26.3 million after no tickets matched Monday's winning numbers of 13-16-22-28-39-45 Kicker 118639.

The Saturday jackpot was initially estimated at $384 million ($242.9 million cash value), the fourth time in 2017 that the prize value hit the $300 million mark.

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The grand prize for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $361 million - the eighth largest jackpot in the game's history.

Tuesday's drawing will be the 22nd since the last winning ticket was sold on October 13.

At no time in history have two US jackpots been simultaneously greater than $400 million, but that milestone may be reached if the games roll another drawing or two. No ticket won all six numbers in Friday night's drawing.

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According to a Sunday news release from the Iowa Lottery, someone bought a Powerball ticket in Iowa worth $1 million.

Classic Lotto draws at 7:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to almost $800M