Single Winner Takes Massive Powerball Jackpot

Meanwhile, Mega Millions hits $970M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2021 12:37 AM CST
Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to Nearly $1B
A lottery customer purchases lottery tickets at Conjelko's Dairy Store in Windber, Pa., as the Mega Millions grew to $750 million and the PowerBall to $ 640 Million on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.   (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

By Wednesday night, Powerball's jackpot had risen to $731 million—the fifth-largest ever, per the AP—and after the evening's drawing, one single ticket sold in Maryland was declared a winner. The lottery will now reset to $20 million, Michigan Live reports. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot, which was already the third-largest in US history, rose to $970 million after no big winners were drawn Tuesday night, KTLA reports. The next drawing is Friday night. (More lottery stories.)

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