Powerball, Mega Millions Prizes Combine For More Than $1 Billion

One Billion Dollars could be awarded in the nation’s two biggest lotteries this month as the Mega Millions drawing is for $654 Million and the Powerball drawing is for $372.6 million.
The jackpot for Mega Millions is $654 million, with a cash option of $372.6 million.
The jackpot is the fourth largest jackpot in U.S history. The next drawing will be Oct. 17 with the prize of $345 million.

The high payouts are because no one has won the Mega Millions since July 24 when 11 California co-workers shared $543 million. The last Powerball winner was more than two months ago, when Nandlall Mangal won $245.6 million.