Lotto fever: Combined Powerball, Mega Millions prizes surpass $1 billion

Three Powerball tickets sold in SE Louisiana worth tens of thousands

Powerball jackpot climbs to $550M; Mega Millions to $445M

The winning numbers in the Powerball jackpot drawing are: 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and 12.

No one has hit the jackpot since October 25.

It's the first time the jackpot has surpassed $400 million since the summer of 2016, when a lucky victor in IN won the $536 million prize, which was the largest prize ever awarded on a single ticket. If someone opts to take the lump sum amount if they win, they'll walk away with $347.9 million.

The new jackpot, which could go off on Saturday (Sunday NZT), would be the eighth largest lottery prize ever in the US.

Both games have rolled over 19 times with no one winning either jackpot.

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No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13 when $42 million was shared by winners in MI and Rhode Island, the game said on its website.

There's another jackpot to vie for Friday night: the Mega Millions and its $418 million prize.

The estimated totals are before any taxes are assessed.

The Mega Millions lottery is offered in 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This marks the first time since August that both jackpots have been this large. That's when a family in Louisiana won $191.1 million.

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