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Weekend Jackpots are Hot
7/20/2018 9:54:45 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (July 20, 2018) – This weekend, lottery players will have a chance at two jackpots worth over half-a-billion dollars combined. Tonight Mega Millions® draws for $422 million. Then tomorrow night Powerball® draws for $130 million.

Up first, Mega Millions® draws for its 6th largest jackpot tonight at 11.

Tickets are $2 and must be purchased by 10 p.m. South Carolina has yet to produce a Mega Millions® jackpot win. For that to happen, the winner must overcome odds of 1 in about 303 million and can choose between a cash option of $254 million or an annuity worth $422 million.

For $2, players can try their luck on Saturday’s $130 million Powerball® jackpot with a cash value of $79 million. Our state has sold seven Powerball® jackpot winning tickets. The odds of winning it all are long at about 1 in 293 million. Tickets must be purchased by 9:59 Saturday night.

The Lottery reminds players it only takes one ticket to win. Please, play responsibly.

Good luck, South Carolina.

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