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Powerball jackpot reaches an estimated $1 billion

Mega Millions right behind at an estimated $720 million for Friday’s drawing 

After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Monday night, July 17, the Powerball® jackpot has reached an estimated $1 billion with an estimated cash value of $516.8 million for the drawing tonight, Wednesday, July 19. The numbers drawn Monday night were 5-8-9-17-41 with a Powerball of 21 and PowerPlay of 4.

The Powerball jackpot was last hit in the April 19 drawing for a win of $252.6 million in Ohio. Wednesday’s drawing will be the 39th in the jackpot run. The longest Powerball jackpot run has been 41 drawings.

Mega Millions follows close behind after it reached an estimated $720 million going into the drawing on Friday, July 21, with an estimated cash value of $369.6 million. This comes after no ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The numbers drawn were 19-22-31-37-54 with a Mega Ball of 18 and Megaplier of 4. The last Mega Millions jackpot was hit April 18 in New York for $20 million.

One player matched all five numbers in the Mississippi Match 5 drawing on Tuesday, July 18 to win the $104,623.83 jackpot. The winning numbers drawn were 7-13-23-27-33. The player purchased the winning ticket from Dandy Dan’s on Lincoln Road in Hattiesburg. The jackpot for Thursday’s drawing has been reset to an estimated $50,000.

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