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$790 Million in Lottery Money Up for Grabs



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    Mega Millions drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00 p.m. CT.

    It's safe to assume there will be longer lines at convenience stores this week with $790 million on the line in various lotteries.

    Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated $190 million ($140.9 million cash option) while Saturday's Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $600 million ($376.9 million cash option).

    Big Night for Powerball

    [DFW] Big Night for Powerball
    It's a big night for the multi-state Powerball lottery as the jackpot ballooned to an estimated $360 million before Wednesday night's drawing.
    (Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013)

    The Powerball jackpot continues to grow, climbing from $360 million before Wednesday night's drawing to $600 million Friday morning. The increase makes the advertised jackpot the largest in history

    The previous largest Powerball jackpot was an advertised $550 million for the drawing held on Nov. 28, 2012.

    Powerball Madness Heats Up

    [DFW] Powerball Madness Heats Up
    Powerball jackpot has once again ballooned in time for its Wednesday drawing, an estimated $360 million jackpot considered the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot in history.
    (Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013)

    Mega Millions made history last year when the jackpot reached an all-time high of $640 million on March 30, 2012.

    Texas has never had a Powerball jackpot winner, so some may believe we are due for a winner in the Lone Star State.  Additionally, Texas has only had eight Mega Millions jackpot winners.

    The current Texas Lottery jackpot is at $5.25 million ($3.62 million cash option), which is still nothing to sneeze at.

    To see the latest estimated jackpots, visit TXLottery.org.