Powerball jackpot $321 million, Mega Millions $243 million; lottery results

Powerball Winner Sold in Wilkes-Barre

The last known victor of the Mega Millions jackpot was a 20-year-old man from Florida who won $451 million two months ago.

The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292.2 million to one.

Prior to the drawing, the jackpot decreased slightly from $321 million to $318 million. A single winning ticket worth $450 million was sold in Florida. Six have been identified and all have claimed their winnings. One of those tickets sold also played the Power Play option to win $2 million.

Sales time cut-offs vary by state but are usually one to two hours before the drawing.

The ticket matched four of the five white balls drawn - 12, 30, 59, 65, 69, and the red Powerball 16 - to win $250,000.

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The Michigan Lottery says a winning $50,000 ticket was purchased on March 1, 2017, the same day the winning numbers were drawn - 10,16, 40, 52, 55, and 17.

According to CBS News, Americans are known to spend about $200 a year on lottery tickets. 44 states in the United States, as well as Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are known to participate in the Mega Millions lottery.

For example, residents in MA spend an average $735 annually on lottery tickets while Rhode Islanders throw down $514 a year.

Drawings for Mega Millions are held on Tuesday and Friday.

Sunday's Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $105,000.


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