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October 2, 2018


MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® Jackpots Continue to Rise

Tonight’s MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has an estimated annuity of $367 million. Wednesday’s POWERBALL® jackpot has an estimated annuity of $229 million.

(DOVER, Del.) — The combined jackpots for MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL® are closing in on $600 million after no winning tickets for either game were sold this past weekend.

The $367 million MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot is the 11th largest in the game’s history. The last winning MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot was won on July 24, 2018.

Meanwhile, the POWERBALL® jackpot has climbed back to $229 million since the last jackpot was won on August 11, 2018.

“We’ve had a $1 million winner for both POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® in Delaware this year so far,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “It’d be great to see another big winner from Delaware.”

On September 17, 2018, an Ellendale man claimed a $50,000 POWERBALL® prize from the June 13th drawing. That ticket was sold at Royal Farms #141 in Ellendale.

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

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 both MEGA MILLIONS® and POWERBALL®.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $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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