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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018

CONTACT: FLORIDA LOTTERY COMMUNICATIONS
(850) 487-7727

MEGA MILLIONS® AND POWERBALL® JACKPOTS COULD MAKE THIS YOUR HAPPIEST NEW YEAR EVER!
~ Multi-state Jackpots offer a Combined $878 Million ~

TALLAHASSEE - Player excitement soars across the nation as jackpots for both multi-state games, MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®, continue to grow to a combined total of $878 million! The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rolled to $418 million after Tuesday night's drawing, and the POWERBALL jackpot has been increased to an estimated $460 million after Saturday night's drawing, the ninth largest in the game's history.

With large jackpots like these, players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe place. Players should always check their tickets carefully because even if they don't win the jackpot, they can still win cash prizes of up to $5 million with MEGA MILLIONS and of up to $2 million with POWERBALL.

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 also 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 Florida Lottery's more than 13,000 authorized 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 MEGA MILLIONS IN FLORIDA

Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $294 million for education, and has awarded more than $296 million in prizes to 38.6 million players.

The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Friday, January 5, 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 POWERBALL IN FLORIDA

Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated $1.77 billion in contributions to education statewide. Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 79 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 tonight, January 3, 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 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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Just Imagine®

Winning Numbers

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

17-18-39-56-64-12-x3

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, April 28, 2018

$177 Million

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

3-19-31-32-48-10-x3

Next Jackpot:

Friday, April 27, 2018

$111 Million

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

13-19-20-23-32-43-x5

Next Jackpot:

Saturday, April 28, 2018

$6 Million

Monday, April 23, 2018

16-21-22-47-52-3

Top Prize:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

$1,000/Day for Life

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

7-9-16-42-16

Next Jackpot:

Friday, April 27, 2018

$650,000

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

4-7-8-13-22

Thursday, April 26, 2018

 -5-0-5-8-9

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 -0-5-7-5-4

Thursday, April 26, 2018

 -1-1-6-1

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 -0-4-0-7

Thursday, April 26, 2018

 -5-4-2

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 -8-8-4

Thursday, April 26, 2018

 -7-6

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

 -1-8