This week's billion-dollar haul includes the largest prize in U.S. lottery history.
Russ Lopez, spokesman for the California Lottery, said tickets were going "very, very quickly" Saturday.
But before then, players can try for an even bigger reward with the Mega Millions on Tuesday, now boasting a tally of $1.6 billion, bringing both lotteries to the aforementioned combined total of $2.22 billion. According to the N.C. Education Lottery, which offers Mega Millions tickets, a single victor in Friday's drawing would have received $565.6 million if they took the cash option.
The Mega Millions lottery in the United States may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads towards a record $US1.6 billion ($2.2 billion).
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The next Powerball drawing is at 11 p.m. EST Wednesday.
The Tennessee Lottery said the base prize for matching all five white numbers is $1 million, but the player added the Power Play which upped the prize money to $2 million.
Each Powerball ticket is $2.
If someone picks the winning six numbers, they can either claim the jackpot in 30 payments over 30 years - the so-called annuity option - or take a reduced amount in a lump sum.
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The winning numbers were: 16, 54, 57, 62, 69, and Powerball 23.
Scores of American lottery players were disappointed they hadn't become an overnight billionaire Saturday - but they'll get another chance to scoop the jackpot, with $1.6 billion (R22,945,647,497) up for grabs in a few days.
Check your ticket, though, because five people won $1 million in the drawing, including one person in New Jersey.
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