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Dueling Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Combined $857 Million

CLEVELAND, OH – Jackpot excitement is growing with a combined $857 million in jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball drawings set for Tuesday, January 5, 2021 and Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is $447 million, the 10th largest jackpot in the game’s history. The estimated cash value is $329.7 million.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is $410 million. The estimated cash value of $316.4 million.

This is the third time that both games have simultaneously had jackpots larger than $400 million.

At $857million, this is the highest combined jackpot total for the multi-state jackpot games since October 2018, when the Mega Millions jackpot reached its all-time record of $1.537 billion and Powerball reached $687.8 million.

Ohio Lottery players have been lucky with Mega Millions in recent drawings. Country Corral in Delta sold a Mega Millions ticket that matched five numbers to win $1 million for the December 4, 2020 drawing, and Sharon Square Wine Shop in Worthington sold a $1-million winning ticket for the December 8, 2020 drawing.

Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 each. Players can add the Megaplier or the Power Play for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes. Click here to learn more about Powerball and Mega Millions.
    
Ohio Lottery customers can purchase tickets in retail by visiting the counter or using one of the Ohio Lottery self-service machines. As an added convenience, players who like to pick their numbers can store them in the Ohio Lottery mobile app’s e-playslip to scan at retail. Click here to learn more about the e-playslip. 
 
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