Mega Millions, Powerball combined jackpots worth nearly $1 billion

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots almost $1B
Posted at 6:16 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 12:27:29-04

A very, very lucky person could win nearly $1 billion playing Mega Millions and Powerball this week.

The Mega Millions jackpot reached $654 million, with a cash option of $372.6 million. It is the second highest jackpot in game history. The largest, just $2 million more, was in March 2012.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Oct. 16. 

This Wednesday, the jackpot for the next Powerball will be $345 million.

Both jackpots make the combined possible winnings of $999 million.