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July 24, 2018


MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® Combined Jackpots Exceed $650 Million

Tonight’s MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has an estimated annuity of $512 million. Saturday’s POWERBALL® jackpot has an estimated annuity of $147 million.

(DOVER, Del.) — After no one matched all 6 numbers on the July 20th MEGA MILLIONS® drawing, the jackpot has risen to the 5th largest in MEGA MILLIONS® history at $512 million.

The last POWERBALL® jackpot was won on June 20th, but the jackpot has already climbed back up to $147 million for Wednesday night’s drawing.

“So far this year, we saw a $1 million big win in both POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® in Delaware,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “It’d be great to see another big win this week.”

Most recently, two $10,000 winning tickets were sold in Delaware for the MEGA MILLIONS® drawing held on Friday, July 20th. The two tickets were purchased at the 7-Eleven on South Gerald Drive in Newark and Toll Gate Liquors on Lancaster Avenue in Wilmington.

MEGA MILLIONS® drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 PM EST with tickets for tonight’s jackpot on sale until 9:45 PM.

POWERBALL® drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 PM EST.

The Delaware Lottery encourages everyone to play responsibly. You must be 18 years or older to play MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA℠, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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