Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots total over $1 billion

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – Two popular lottery games have jackpots that have exceeded $1 billion in tonight and tomorrow’s drawings.

The North Carolina Education Lottery announced that tonight’s Powerball drawing, a $460 million jackpot, and tomorrow’s Mega Millions drawing, a $650 million jackpot. Add the two up and there’s $1.1 billion up for grabs.

“We have seen North Carolinians win some nice prizes recently playing both Powerball and Mega Millions,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We are all hoping to see a jackpot win in North Carolina this week. Good luck.”

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Tune in to WITN-TV for the results tonight and tomorrow night.

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