Powerball ticket sold in central Iowa wins $1 million prize

Lottery mania

A Powerball tickets cost $2 each for a single play. Both lotto games had their most recent jackpot wins in late October.

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot also went unclaimed in the last drawing Friday night, pushing that game's prize to an estimated $343 million for Tuesday night's drawing.

The price of the Mega Millions ticket doubled from $1 to $2 beginning with the October 31 drawing.

Five Iowa Lottery players have now claimed prizes of at least $1 million in calendar year 2017, all of them in the Powerball game. The $2 ticket price did not change.

If you're feeling lucky here's some information about the games.

Follow the New Year around the world
There are 39 different local times in use , which means it takes 26 hours for the entire world to enter the New Year. Spectacular fireworks have lit up the skies in Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere in Asia as revellers rang in 2018.

Another ticket sold in New Jersey matched four of the five numbers and had 24 as the Powerball, meaning two tickets sold in the Garden State were a single number away from the $384 million year-end jackpot.

Kum & Go will get a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. There was no victor of the $390 million jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, Dec. 30.

The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was $656 million for the March 30, 2012, drawing.

Drawings are on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m.

While there was no Powerball jackpot victor Saturday night, there was a $1 million ticket sold by the New Jersey Lottery.

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