Powerball Jackpot up to $610 Million

In an unusual move, both the Powerball® and Mega Millions® jackpots have been raised due to the excitement of players hoping to win big! The combined jackpots now top an estimated $863 million for the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.

Due to increased nationwide enthusiasm the Powerball jackpot was raised to a whopping $610 million for the Wednesday, Jan. 5 drawing. This is the 40th draw for the current jackpot.

Meanwhile, Mega Millions has jumped to $253 million Tuesday’s drawing. This is the 21st drawing for the current jackpot.

Tuesday’s jackpot remains steady for Mississippi Match 5 at $65,000.

New Year, New Games

Three new scratch-off games will be available for purchase at lottery retailers starting today.

  • Triple It ($1)—Approximate overall odds are 1:4.95. Win up to $5,000.
  • I Heart Cash ($2)—Approximate overall odds are 1:4.80. Win up to $15,000.
  • Win It All ($10). Approximate overall odds are 1:3.98. Win up to $200,000.

News Release

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob provides content for DeSoto County News and occasionally is heard on the OB Pod podcast talking about area happenings. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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