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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343M; Powerball nears $400M

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343M; Powerball nears $400M

The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $343 million after Friday's drawing yielded no jackpot winners.

The numbers drawn Friday night were: 4-10-18-28-62 and the Megaball was 7.

Saturday's Powerball drawing will be for a $384 million jackpot, with the lump-sum cash option at an estimated $242.9 million.

Without a victor, both lottery games roll into 2018 with fattened top prizes well above $300 million.

There was no victor in Tuesday night's drawing. The cashout prize is $239.7 million.

Tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball sell for $2 each. The largest Powerball jackpot was much larger - $1.586 billion - which was also split by three winning tickets drawn in January 2016. Eastern Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The jackpot was up to $306 million, among the game's all-time highest totals. Eastern Tuesdays and Fridays.

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