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$790 Million in Lottery Money Up for Grabs



    $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).

    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.

    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)

    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.

    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)

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