Jackpot fever is popping up all over Texas

KTSM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 8:29pm

Jackpot fever has taken over Texas.

Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot is estimated at $170 million, and Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot is estimated at $360 million.

Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot started as a $12 million prize on March 15, and is the result of 17 draws without a jackpot winner. The Mega Millions game made history on March 30 of last year with an advertised $640 million jackpot, the largest jackpot in world history for any lottery game.

The current Powerball jackpot started as a $40 million prize on Apr. 3, and is the result of 12 draws without a jackpot winner.

This is the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot of any game in U.S. history.

The largest Powerball jackpot was an advertised $550 million for the drawing held on Nov. 28, 2012.

Texas has had eight Mega Millions jackpot prize winners, but has not had a Powerball jackpot winner.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot winner in Texas, William R. Kiefer of Katy, won $144 million in January 2010.
 

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