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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Jumpin’ jackpots! Florida lottery players have a chance to win big this week as America’s dueling jackpots, Mega Millions and Powerball, continue to grow.
Jackpots for both multi-state games have risen to a combined total of more than $750 million.
On Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot rolled to $470 million, while the Powerball jackpot rolled over to $282 million after Saturday night’s drawing.
The lump-sum payment for the Powerball jackpot is $161.1 Million or winners can choose 30 annual installments.
The lump-sum payment for the Mega Millions jackpot is $265 million or winners can choose 30 annual installments.
Powerball jackpots start at $40 million and roll over until the jackpot is won.
The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292.2 million to one.
Powerball tickets are $2 each and are played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions jackpots also start at $40 million and roll over until the jackpot is won.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302.5 million.
You can watch the next Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night and the Powerball drawing Wednesday night during the 11pm news on CBS4, your official lottery station.