Huge Lottery Jackpots Are up for Grabs


(KARK) – A combined $800 million is up for grabs between the estimated Mega Millions® and Powerball® jackpots Friday and Saturday.

The Friday night Mega Millions drawing will be for a $345 million grand prize that has a cash payout of $205 million.

Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot sits at $455 million and has a cash payout of $269.4 million.

When lottery jackpots are this high, a frenzy of ticket sales often pushes the amounts higher as the drawing time nears.

In other lottery news, the Arkansas-only Natural State Jackpot is at $90,000 for the Friday night drawing.

Ticket prices:
Mega Millions and Powerball $2 without multiplier option (which costs $1 more)

Sales cutoff times on draw dates:
Mega Millions and Powerball: 8:59 p.m.
Natural State Jackpot: 7:59 p.m.

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