There was no victor in Tuesday's Mega Millions and that jackpot has risen to over 300 million dollars as well. While these aren't record numbers for either jackpot, some convenience store owners say they are high enough numbers to convince many customers to buy tickets.
Several players came very close, including one player in MI, but, there was no victor of the $277 million Mega Millions jackpot for the drawing held on Tuesday, Dec. 26.
Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $337 million annuity prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $210 million. The state's last Powerball victor came in last December when a winning ticket worth almost $122 million was sold at a Selbyville gas station.
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A Mega Millions ticket sold in Washington state won the Match 5 second prize, worth $4 million.
The last MI player to win the Mega Millions jackpot was Kevin Blake, of Waterford.
The prize jumped after no winners came forward following Saturday night's drawing, according to the Illinois Lottery. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.