Lottery Players Have Chance at 2 Giant Jackpots

It could be a profitable weekend for lucky lottery players as two of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will be on the line.

  • Published 15 January 2021
A lottery customer purchases lottery tickets at Conjelko's Dairy Store in Windber, Pa., as the Mega Millions grew to $750 million and the PowerBall to $ 640 Million on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It could be a profitable weekend for lucky lottery players as two of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will be on the line. Numbers will be drawn Friday night for the $750 million Mega Millions prize, the fifth-largest jackpot ever. On Saturday, players will have a chance at a $640 million Powerball prize, the eighth-largest jackpot. It’s been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large.…

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