More than half a billion dollars up for grabs in lottery jackpots this week

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

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The jackpot for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing is now at $222 million, with a cash option of $130.7 million. The Wednesday night Powerball jackpot has risen to $293 million, with a cash option of $172.6 million.

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

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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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