Tonight’s Powerball drawing will be for $1 billion
Jul 19, 2023, 3:56 PM | Updated: 3:57 pm
(CNN) — Start saying goodbye to your coworkers, because you might soon retire with a lottery ticket worth $1 billion.
OK, probably not. But Wednesday night’s billion-dollar Powerball drawing – combined with a Mega Millions jackpot that keeps growing – means some lucky winners could become millionaires even if they don’t hit the jackpot.
No one hit all six numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot drawing: 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.
The colossal jackpot is the seventh-largest in US lottery history and the third-largest Powerball jackpot. One insanely lucky winner scored the record-high $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot last year in California.
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