FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
PLAY POWERBALL® AND MEGA MILLIONS® THIS WEEKEND FOR TWO CHANCES TO WIN
~ Multi-state Jackpots offer a Combined $458 Million ~
TALLAHASSEE - Players across the nation are getting in on the excitement as both multi-state games, POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®, have continued to rise to a combined total of $458 million! The POWERBALL jackpot rolled to $250 million after Wednesday night's draw, and the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rolled to $208 million after Tuesday night's draw.
Even if players don't win the jackpot, they can still claim cash prizes of up to $2 million with POWERBALL and up to $5 million with MEGA MILLIONS. The integrity of all games is of utmost importance to the Florida Lottery. Players are reminded to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place.
POWERBALL jackpots start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-69) and the red POWERBALL (1-26). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million or up to $2 million if the ticket includes Power Play. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.87.
MEGA MILLIONS jackpots start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-70) and the golden Mega Ball number (1-25). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million or up to $5 million if the ticket includes Megaplier. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.
Purchase your tickets at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers for your chance to become Florida's newest multi-millionaire. The Florida Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly, as it only takes one ticket to win. As with all Florida Lottery products, players must be 18 years or older to play.
ABOUT POWERBALL IN FLORIDA
Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated $1.75 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 78 million winning tickets totaling more than $2.2 billion in prizes, including 12 jackpot winners. Florida was also one of the three states nationally to have a winner share in the world record-setting $1.586 billion POWERBALL jackpot in January 2016.
The next POWERBALL drawing will be held tomorrow, December 13, at 10:59 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. National POWERBALL drawings are broadcast live, in high-definition, from the Florida Lottery's state of the art draw studio in Tallahassee.
ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS IN FLORIDA
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $285 million for education, and has awarded more than $297 million in prizes to 38.2 million players.
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held tonight, December 12, at 11:00 p.m. ET, tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website and our official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/floridalottery. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $32 billion to education and sending more than 775,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $56.3 billion in prizes and made more than 2,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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