MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida lottery players have $990 million reasons to play Mega Millions or Powerball this weekend as America’s dueling jackpots reach a combined total of $990 million.
Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot increased to an estimated $520 million and the Powerball jackpot remains at $470 million.
The Mega Millions winner can choose to get their jackpot in 30 annual installments or take a one-time lump-sum payment of $383.4 million before taxes.
The Mega Millions jackpot is the 8th-largest in the game’s history.
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The winner of the $470 million Powerball jackpot can also choose to get their jackpot in 30 annual installments or take a lump-sum payment of $362.7 million before taxes.
Be sure to watch the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night and the Powerball drawing on Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. on CBS4, your official lottery station.