Lottery jackpots total $675M for this weekend’s drawings


(WWLP) — Lottery players in Massachusetts have their chance at winning more than a half a billion dollars in jackpots this weekend.

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The jackpot for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is now at $290 million, with a cash option of $172.1 million. The Saturday night Powerball jackpot has risen to $385 million, with a cash option of $229.4 million.

One Chicopee resident told 22News what he would do if he won the Powerball.

“If I won the Powerball I would set my family up for life, set my future retirement up for life, retire on a deserted island and be surrounded by salt water,” Steve Swanson told 22News.

The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been hit since early January, when a New Hampshire woman won a $559.7 million prize.

Tickets for these drawings can be purchased at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.

Massachusetts State Lottery

Game     Cost of Ticket        Deadline to Purchase    Time of Drawing

Mega Millions                         $2                      Tuesday, 10:45 p.m.                Tuesday, 11:00 p.m.

Powerball                               $2                      Wednesday, 9:50 p.m.              Wednesday, 10:59 p.m.

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