Another 36 second prize tickets were sold, each matching five of six white balls, earning 34 of them $1 million, while a pair included the optional Megaplier to win $3 million.
The Powerball jackpot escaped capture Wednesday night and rolled to an impressive $750 million with a cash option of $428.6 million for the October 27 drawing.
The $1.537 billion jackpot was just shy of the largest ever in the United States, behind January 2016's $1.586 billion Powerball prize. Ticket sales in MA for that drawing totaled more than $32 million, officials said.More news: 'Oldest Intact Shipwreck Known To Mankind' Found In Depths Of Black Sea
Drawings are conducted every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Powerball has had 21 drawings in a row without a jackpot victor.
On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in SC on Tuesday.
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The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
It's one down and one to go. The ticket holder has up to one year after the drawing date to claim their prize, Teja said.
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The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is at its starting value of $40 million.