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Combined Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Nearing $1 Billion

CLEVELAND, OH – As the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots continue to grow, the Ohio Lottery urges players to enjoy the games safely and responsibly by maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask when making their purchases.

The jackpots have grown to a combined $990 million for drawings set for Friday, January 8, 2021 and Saturday, January 9, 2021.

The Mega Millions jackpot is $520 million, the 8th largest jackpot in the game’s history. The estimated cash value is $383.4 million.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $470 million. The estimated cash value of $362.7 million. It’s the 10th largest jackpot in the game’s history.

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.

Ohio Lottery customers can purchase tickets in retail by visiting the counter or limit face-to-face interaction by 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 the counter or self-service machines. Click here to learn more about the e-playslip. 

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. Click here to learn more about Powerball and Mega Millions.
    
ABOUT THE OHIO LOTTERY:
The Ohio Lottery has contributed nearly $26 billion to education since 1974. For more information about the Ohio Lottery and its contribution to education, visit www.ohiolottery.com/supportingeducation.
 
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