Mega Millions jackpot increased to $253 million ahead of tonight’s drawing
JACKSON, MISS. – In an unusual move, both the Powerball® and Mega Millions® jackpots have been raised due to the excitement of players hoping to win big! The combined jackpots now top an estimated $863 million for the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.
Due to increased nationwide enthusiasm the Powerball jackpot was raised to a whopping $610 million for the Wednesday, Jan. 5 drawing. This is the 40th draw for the current jackpot.
Meanwhile, Mega Millionshas jumped to $253 million tonight’s drawing. This is the 21st drawing for the current jackpot.
Tonight’s jackpot remains steady for Mississippi Match 5 at $65,000.
New Year, New Games
Three new scratch-off games will be available for purchase at lottery retailers starting today.
- Triple It ($1)—Approximate overall odds are 1:4.95. Win up to $5,000.
- I Heart Cash ($2)—Approximate overall odds are 1:4.80. Win up to $15,000.
- Win It All ($10). Approximate overall odds are 1:3.98. Win up to $200,000.