Mega Millions, Powerball Carrying Giant Jackpots

BOSTON (CBS) – There are two very large lottery jackpots up for grabs this weekend.

Mega Millions will be drawn Friday night with a jackpot of $304 million at stake.

Powerball is Saturday night with a $125 million prize.

Tickets are $1 each, but the odds of winning are very, very slim.

Powerball’s odds are 1 in 195,249,054.

They’re a bit better for Mega Millions – 1 in 175,711,536.

Even if you don’t match every number you can still win something.

A ticket bought at the Market Basket on Mishawum Road in Woburn matched all five Power Ball numbers drawn Wednesday night, missing only the Power Ball to win $200,000.

“(But) because the player used the Power Play option the prize increased to $1 million. This is the first $1 million Powerball prize won in Massachusetts since the game became available to the state’s players in January 2010,” Massachusetts Lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan said in a statement Thursday.

The store will also receive a $10,000 commission on the sale of the ticket.


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