Huge Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Won

Fortune smiled on a couple of lottery players at the weekend as both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots were won within the space of 24 hours. Both games had built up huge prizes after a few weeks of rollovers, but a lucky Mega Millions ticket holder scooped $133 million in Friday night’s draw and a player from Atlanta, Georgia won $246.8 million on Powerball just a day later.

Huge Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Won

The Mega Millions numbers drawn were 13, 21, 28, 34 and 40 with Mega Ball 15, and the jackpot-winning ticket was sold at a gas station in Tuscola, Illinois. It is the fifth time the top prize has been won in 2016, and the first time since $15 million was split between two players from Georgia and Virginia on 22nd July. The Illinois winner now has one year to come forward and claim their prize, which equates to a cash amount of $89.9 million.

The Powerball jackpot has also now been won five times since the start of the year, after a ticket holder from the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven matched Saturday’s winning numbers of 9, 19, 51, 55 and 62, as well as the Powerball number of 14. The winning ticket was sold at a Publix on Town Boulevard, and ended a run of rollovers stretching back to the 30th of July, when a family from New Hampshire claimed $487 million. Winners from Georgia have 180 days to come forward and collect prizes.

You can check out lottery results from all the biggest games across the world, and decide which big prize you fancy playing for, as the anticipation now grows ahead of the next draws. The Mega Millions jackpot will be back to $15 million for tonight’s game and there will be a $40 million top prize up for grabs in Powerball tomorrow, no doubt leading many players to buy tickets in an attempt to emulate the latest big winners. Good luck!

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