Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots swell to a combined $643 million

Chelsea West
December 28, 2017

If it was for the Mega Millions or Powerball games, you may want to start paying close attention. A ticket sold in Washington matched the five white balls and included the optional Megaplier, which means that player won the Match 5 second prize worth $4 million, officials said. One ticket purchased in IL matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win.

Tickets for both games are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights.

The winning numbers were 10, 12, 20, 38 and 41 with the gold Mega Ball 25. That was the largest prize won in the state.

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If you're still trying to pay off your bills from Christmas shopping, you aren't alone - but a big jackpot could help.

With no victor again - the prize jumps to $306 million for Friday's drawing, the biggest since it reached 393 million back in August. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 259 million.

Time to pick up those tickets again: Mega Millions has rolled over to $306 million, and Powerball is up to $337 million.

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