Mega Millions & Powerball Jackpots Continue to Grow; Please Play Responsibly
Two big jackpots are up for grabs in the next Mega Millions® and Powerball® drawings. Because of these high jackpots, the Nebraska Lottery reminds customers to play responsibly.
A string of drawings without a jackpot winner has grown the estimated Powerball jackpot to its highest level since April. There have been 26 consecutive drawings since April 30 without a jackpot winner. This run has grown the estimated jackpot for the Wednesday, June 29 drawing to $365 million or $207.5 million with the cash option selected.
Mega Millions has also seen its jackpot grow over the last few months. There have been 20 drawings since April 19 without a jackpot winner. The estimated jackpot for the Tuesday, June 28 drawing is $333 million or $185.6 million with the cash option selected.
The dual jackpot runs have produced some large Nebraska winners.
- A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the May 11 drawing was sold at Anderson Convenience Market, 17915 Arbor Street in Omaha.
- A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the May 28 drawing was sold at 81 Express, 1375 Dove Road in Hebron.
- A $50,000 Powerball winning ticket for the June 25 drawing was sold at Casey's General Store #1780, 406 S Elm Avenue in Hastings.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record occurred in October 2018 when one winner in South Carolina won a $1.537 billion jackpot. The largest Powerball jackpot on record occurred in January 2016 when three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee split a $1.586 billion jackpot.
Because of the high jackpots, the Nebraska Lottery encourages customers to play within their means. “It’s important for Nebraska Lottery players to remember that no matter how large the jackpot is, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million, and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million,” said Lottery Director Brian Rockey. “Your odds of winning remain the same, regardless of how many tickets are purchased or how many people play.” If you or someone you know has a problem with compulsive gambling, free help is available at problemgambling.nebraska.gov.
Published on 06/23/2022