Oct. 11, 2013 – The second week of October brought added nearly $50 million to the Powerball jackpot, which rolled over from $86 million last Saturday and swelled from $108 to $133 million Wednesday.
The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $22 million Tuesday, starting a steady climb just three drawings ahead of upcoming format changes for the game, which will go into effect Oct. 19.
The man who won the last jackpot, an estimated $189 million annuity prize from Oct. 1, came forward to claim his prize Friday along with a dozen elated family members, but chose to remain anonymous.
Mega Millions won’t be the only game changing on Oct. 19, the Tennessee Lottery’s own Cash 3 and Cash 4 games will add a third drawing time, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the Tennessee Education Lottery.
The new morning drawing will be held Monday to Saturday, in addition to the midday and evening drawings on the same days, and will not affect the prize structure for the game.
Finally, we’ve been following the very popular Halloween Millions or Halloween Millionaire Raffle – or simply the Millionaire Raffle in some of the seven participating states – and overall we’re very ready for the spooky holiday at the end of the month.
This week, the Halloween-themed play moved online in Virginia, where the fight against an undead army began with Z-Va, an online game that offers players a chance to win a top prize of $10,000.
As always, don’t forget to buy your tickets for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing and tomorrow’s Powerball drawing before sales cut off.