Mega Millions hits $865 million, Powerball up to $750 million ahead of latest drawings

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Posted at 8:59 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 12:34:43-05

(WXYZ) — The Mega Millions is up to $865 million ahead of Tuesday night's drawing while the Powerball is up to $730 million for Wednesday.

No one has hit either jackpot as it has climbed over the past few weeks.

The jackpot for the Mega Millions is now the second-highest ever, behind the $1.537 billion jackpot that was won in October 2018.

As for the Powerball, it is the fourth-highest behind $1.586 billion in 2016, $768.4 million in 2019 and $758.7 million in 2017.

Tickets are $2 each and the drawing for the Mega Millions happens on Tuesday and Friday while the Powerball is on Wednesday and Saturday.