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Mega Millions nears $1 billion jackpot after no one wins Tuesday night; Powerball up to $730M

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots almost $1B
Posted at 9:24 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 09:24:42-05

(WSYM) — The Mega Millions is approaching $1 billion as no one hit the jackpot on Tuesday night's drawing. It is now at $970 million and could surpass $1 billion by Friday's drawing.

Tuesday's numbers were: 10-19-26-28-50 and a Mega Ball of 16.

There were nine people who won $1 million by matching all five white balls. They were in California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Washington and two in New Jersey. Two people in Florida so matched all five white balls and had the Megaplier.

The jackpot for the Mega Millions is now the second-highest ever, behind the $1.537 billion jackpot that was won in October 2018.

The Powerball jackpot is also up to $730 million ahead of Wednesday's drawing.

It is the fourth-highest behind $1.586 billion in 2016, $768.4 million in 2019 and $758.7 million in 2017.