FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
AMERICA'S DUELING JACKPOTS COMPETE FOR PLAYER EXCITEMENT
TALLAHASSEE - Players across the nation are getting in on the excitement as jackpots for both multi-state games, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® , rise to a combined total of $653 million. The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rolled to $346 million after Friday night's draw, and the POWERBALL jackpot rolled to $307 million after Saturday night?s draw.
With large jackpots like these, players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. Players should also check their tickets carefully because even if they don't win the jackpot, they can still win cash prizes of up to $5 million with MEGA MILLIONS and $2 million with POWERBALL.
MEGA MILLIONS jackpots start at $15 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-75) and the golden Mega Ball number (1-15). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $1 to $1 million or up to $5 million if the ticket includes Megaplier. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one in 14.71.
POWERBALL jackpots start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the red POWERBALL (1-26). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million or up to $2 million if the ticket includes Power Play. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one in 24.87.Purchase your tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers for your chance to become Florida's newest multi-millionaire. The Florida Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. As with all Florida Lottery products, players must be 18 years or older to play.
ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS IN FLORIDA
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $271 million for education, and has awarded more than $275 million in prizes to 35 million players.
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Tuesday, August 8, at 11:00 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for tonight's 11:00 p.m. ET drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and our official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/floridalottery. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated $1.68 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 75 million winning tickets totaling more than $2 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners!
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held Wednesday, August 9, at 10:59 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than 750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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