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Weekend top U.S. jackpots jump to $230M

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Published on Friday, June 28, 2024

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Two popular U.S. lottery jackpots, Mega Millions® and   Powerball® are still up for grabs! The sum of the jackpots for this weekend's draws is estimated at $229 million.

Mega Millions is the first game to be played tonight. The jackpot has been boosted to an estimated $116 million (or $55.2 million cash option) for the drawing on Friday, June 28, 2024.

Mega Millions tickets are available for purchase on the lottery website for those living in the U.S.

Those living abroad, from any nationality, can play Mega Millions or any of the other international lotteries on The Lotter website.

The jackpot rolled on Tuesday, June 25,  after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn, with the white balls 3, 16, 27, 47 and 62.  Plus the gold Mega Ball 8 and the Megaplier 4X.

Tonight's drawing will be conducted as usual at the WSB-TV studio in Atlanta, Georgia, at 11 p.m. ET. Soon afterward, the draw video will be available on the Mega Millions website.

Mega Millions tickets cost about $2 per play. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) - or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick.

Players win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. Also, there are a total of nine ways to win a prize in this lottery, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

Mega Millions jackpot winner will have the choice of a Cash Option or an Annual Payout. Annuity option: Provides for an initial annual payment followed by 29 annual payments.

The second big game of the weekend is Powerball, which has an estimated jackpot of $113 million (or $53.9 million cash) for the next drawing on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

The Powerball tickets are available for purchase for those living in the U.S. on its website.

Those living abroad, from any nationality, can play Powerball or any of the other international lotteries on The Lotter website.

The jackpot increased after no ticket matched all six numbers chosen on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, with white balls  4, 9, 36, 47 and 56.  In addition to the Red Powerball 7 and the 5X multiplier.

Powerball drawings are broadcast live at 11 p.m. ET from the State of Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee.


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The jackpot grows until it is won. Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 ways to win. The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball.

Powerball costs about $2 per play. To play, people should select five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls, then select one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. People can choose the numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick the numbers.

Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment. Both advertised prize options are before federal and jurisdictional taxes.

Lotto Direct Limited is operating  Lotto Direct Limited is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority; License Reference MGA/B2C/402/2017.  The Lotter is also licensed in Mexico under Representacions Móviles SA de CV, Colonia Juares, Ciudad de México, C.P. 06600. Gambling is allowed to 18+ only.  It can be harmful if not controlled.


The views or opinions expressed in this article are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinion of A.M. Costa Rica.



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