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Powerball Jackpot Hits $345M, Chasing Mega Millions’ Staggering $654M Prize

Posted at 7:09 AM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 07:09:31-04

ATLANTA (LEX 18) — The multi-state lottery jackpots keep growing, with Powerball’s once again jumping several million after no one matched all the numbers in Saturday night’s drawing.

The winning numbers were: 11-14-32-43-65; Powerball: 15: Power Play: 3.

The jackpot was pegged at $314 million ahead of the drawing and now stands at $345 million with a cash option of $199 million.

While that’s a huge payout, it pales in comparison to the Mega Millions jackpot.

That lottery’s jackpot currently stands at $654 million with a cash option of $372 million. It’s already the fourth lottery jackpot on record and just a hair under the third highest payout.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday night, with Powerball’s next drawing on Wednesday evening.

The chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in about 303 million. The chase of winning the Powerbal jackpot is 1 in about 292 million.