Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots now total more than $780 million

Nearly $700million in lottery jackpots will be up for grabs starting with Friday night's Mega Millions drawing with a jackpot currently sitting at $306million

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The Powerball number was 24.

No tickets matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing, so the jackpot is still climbing and has now reached approximately $440 million.

That means the drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 3 will be worth at least $440 million with a cash option of $278.3 million. There is a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the grand prize.

According to the website, powerball.net, IN lays claim to 39 jackpot winners since the game began IN 1992, totaling 10.7 percent of all jackpot winners.

The drawings are held at 10:59 p.m.

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The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since someone won at $42 million dollar jackpot on October 13. That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.

Powerball numbers drawn late Saturday were: 28, 36, 41, 51 and 58. The odds on that ticket were 11,688,053.52 to 1, according to the Powerball website.

Kum & Go will get a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The ticket matched the first five numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing, but missed the Powerball.

In early 2016, Melbourne Beach's David Kaltschmidt, 55, and his wife, Maureen Smith, 70, claimed a share of the record-breaking $1.58 billion jackpot, accepting a lump-sum option of $327,835,077 before taxes.

The $384 million prize ranks 14th all-time in Powerball jackpots.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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