Mega Millions and Powerball Both Boast Jackpots of Over $100 Million!

Both Kentucky Lottery jackpot games are over $100 million!  Tonight’s gigantic POWERBALL jackpot is an estimated $284 million with a cash option amount of $162.7 million.  MEGA MILLIONS jackpot for Friday night is an estimated $139 million.  The cash option for the estimated $139 million MEGA MILLIONS jackpot is $76.4 million. 

If a player chooses to take the annuity payment for either game, it would be paid out with one immediate payment followed by 29 graduated annual payments, each payment larger than the previous one.   

Tickets for tonight’s $284 million POWERBALL jackpot are $2 each.  The drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:58 p.m. ET/9:58 p.m. CT.  Players can purchase tickets up to one hour before the draw.  

Tickets for Friday’s $139 million MEGA MILLIONS drawing are just $1 each and can be purchased at any of the Kentucky Lottery’s retailers.  The drawings take place at 10:58 p.m. ET/9:58 p.m. CT on Tuesdays and Fridays.                                                    


The Kentucky Lottery is reminding everyone to PLAY RESPONSIBLY!  We encourage responsible play and our players NOT to spend more than they can afford.  Keep it in perspective because the odds of winning the jackpots are very high.