· The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, April 13 with an estimated jackpot of $101 million and a cash option of $62.7 million. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.
According to Mega Millions, it's the third-highest lottery jackpot in USA history. The winning numbers were drawn at 11 p.m. ET. It is the largest jackpot payout to a single victor in U.
The victor, who has elected to remain anonymous, chose the one-time payment cash option, making their prize worth almost $878,000,000.
The jackpot had swelled because nobody has won since July 24.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.
The KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C., after it was announced the winning $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased there in October 2018. That victor was the second time in the last month that a player from MI has won $1 million in the Mega Millions lottery.
If no jackpot victor emerges from Tuesday night's drawing, the estimated annuity value for Friday, Oct. 19's drawing will increase to $868 million, with an estimated cash value of $495 million.
The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a hefty $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million.
The drawing comes a week after a lucky player in MI won $1 million playing the Mega Millions.
The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu.