Powerball, Mega Millions almost $550 million combined; Ohio Lottery results

Saturday's drawings include a Powerball jackpot of an estimated $300 million and the in-state Megabucks Doubler jackpot of an estimated $7.7 million, the lottery said.

A winning $2 Mega Millions ticket could be cashed in for the cash option of $155 million, or one immediate payment, followed by 29 annual graduated payments.

A $2 ticket gives you a one in 292.2 million chance at joining the hall of Powerball champions. For the Powerball prize, the cash option is an estimated $191.1 million, while the Megabucks Doubler cash option prize is an estimated $6.08 million, the lottery said.

Powerball fever is back, thanks to a lottery jackpot prize that's grown to more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

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The jackpot for Mega Millions is at $247 million, with the next drawing Friday.

Overall, there were 1,322,097 winners in the drawing who won at least $4 each.

Jackpots for both lottery games have surpassed $200 million.

Tickets for both games are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights.

In August 2012, Donald Lawson of Lapeer won a $337-million Powerball jackpot.

  • Stacy Allen