Powerball jackpot hits $384 million for Saturday drawing

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If you didn't score the big Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot this week to top off the year, you aren't alone. Players have much better odds of one in 25 of winning a lesser prize.

Without a victor, both lottery games have fattened, with top prizes well above $300 million.

As there was no victor in Friday night's drawing, Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $342 million. This means the first Mega Millions jackpot for 2018 will roll over again.

Both are played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The jackpot was at $306 million on December 29 when the numbers were drawn.

The winning numbers on Wednesday were 3, 9, 16, 56 and 60 with a Powerball of 3 and a Power Play of 3.

In August, an IL player won a $393 million jackpot.

The odds of winning the jackpot, according to Powerball, are 1 to 292,201,338.

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