Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots rise to nearly $1 billion combined

This week was the first time on record that both Powerball and Mega Millions offered prizes of $400 million or more at the same time.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 1:02 PM

There was no winner in last night’s Powerball drawing, and the current estimated jackpot has grown to more than half a billion dollars.

The size of the jackpot jumped from $460 million to an estimated $550 million prize heading into Wednesday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42, with a Powerball number of 12. The Power Play number was 3.

Powerball numbers are drawn at 10:59 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.

The competing Mega-Millions game also has a climbing jackpot of $445 million. Winning numbers drawn on Tuesday were 1, 42, 47, 64, 70 and 22. The next drawing will be at 11 p.m. Friday.

This week was the first time on record that both lottery games offered prizes of $400 million or more at the same time.

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