(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.
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.