Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

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One Mega Millions ticket sold Friday night matched all six numbers drawn-with the holder to receive a grand prize of $450 million. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball. She says higher jackpots mean more ticket sales. "This has been an exciting run for Mega Millions players and a great way to start off the new year!"

A single ticket in Florida won the $450 million jackpot. It now sits at $570 million and would be the eighth largest lottery prize in US history.

Forecast: Freezing temperatures over the weekend, snow Monday
Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet is possible between 3 and 4 a.m. and then freezing rain likely after 4 a.m. The skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 33 and a 20 percent chance of precipitation.

If a MI player wins Saturday's $570 million jackpot, it would be the largest Powerball prize won in the state. "It's a insane time when the jackpots get this high", she said.

Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. In 2016, the Lottery provided a record $888.9 million to help support Michigan's public schools.

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