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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots worth nearly $1B combined

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Posted at 8:01 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 11:01:01-05

There was no winner in Tuesday night's drawing of the Mega Millions meaning the jackpot has grown to nearly a half a billion dollars.

The next drawing for the Mega Millions is scheduled for Friday with the jackpot currently sitting at $490 million. If you opt for a cash payout, you could take home $372.3 million. That drawing is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday.

But, if the Mega Millions isn't your cup of tea, you might want to consider Powerball. That jackpot is sitting at $410 million with a cash payout option of $316.4 million.

The drawing for the Powerball is Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

In case you're wondering, neither of the current jackpots is anywhere near the record for each game.

Powerball reached $1.5 billion in 2016, while Mega Millions hit the $1.5 billion mark in 2018.