The August 31, Powerball jackpot has now climbed to $154 million with a cash option payment of $107 million as there were no jackpot winners in last Saturday’s game, when the winning digits 4, 32, 48, 49 and 63 have been drawn. The winning Red Powerball number was 20 and the Power Play number was 2. Overall, there were 678,744 winners of at least $4 each in Powerball.
Otherwise, the August 30 Mega Million jackpot has touched $84 million as there were no grand prize winners in the last week that notched $76 million. The rolled over has reached $84 million drawing. Now the winner can walk away with a cash option payment of $58 million. The winning numbers in last Friday’s game were 10, 11, 31, 41 and 44. The inning Gold Mega Ball number was 14 and the megaplier was 2.
Three players, who matched all five white ball numbers won $1 million and the winning tickets were sold in California, Maryland and Michigan, with the player from Michigan also playing the megaplier to increase their winnings to $2 million.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 75; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 15. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 259 million. It is played in 44 states of the US, besides the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $1 each.