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Nearly $1 Billion in Jackpot Prizes Up for Grabs This WeekendJanuary 7, 2021 – Three CT Lottery jackpots are up for grabs this weekend, with a combined payout of nearly $1 billion.

Players have a chance this Friday to win an estimated $510 million Mega Millions® jackpot with a cash lump sum-option of $377.4 million, as well as an estimated $4.1 million jackpot with a cash lump sum option of $3.69 million from the Connecticut-only game, Lotto! On Saturday, the Powerball® drawing will be for an estimated at $470 million jackpot, with a cash lump sum option of $362.7 million. 

At $980 million, this is the highest combined-jackpot total for Mega Millions and Powerball since October 2018, when the Mega Millions jackpot reached its all-time record of $1.537 billion. It's also the third time that both games have simultaneously had jackpots larger than $400 million.

The last time Mega Millions jackpot was hit was September 15, 2020, in Wisconsin. The overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24.0.  Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 302.5 million.

The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York in the September 16, 2020, drawing. Overall odds of Powerball or Powerball with Power Play are 1 in 24.9. Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292.2.

As consumers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto!, the CT Lottery reminds and encourages customers to play responsibly.