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The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are huge today
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<p>Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California.</p>
Posted at 8:09 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 09:14:04-04
The combined jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball total more than $860 million right now, and it's possible that will surpass a combined $1 billion.
It's one of the highest combined totals ever for the two lottery games.
The Mega Millions, with a current jackpot of $549 million, will be drawn at 11 p.m. Eastern today. The Powerball, which is at $314 million, is drawn on Saturday.
The highest Mega Millions jackpot ever won was $656 million in 2012. It was split by winners in three states.
The largest Powerball payout was $242 million in August 2018.
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