Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots near a combined $1B

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Updated: Jan. 7, 2021 at 1:07 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - Players of the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games are gearing up for huge jackpots up for grabs.

The South Carolina Education Lottery said Thursday morning the Mega Millions jackpot was adjusted to $510 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing. That’s an increase of $20 million since Tuesday’s estimate.

The Powerball drawing has an estimated $470 million as its top prize.

Odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot stands at about 1 in 303 million, while the odds for Powerball stand at about 1 in 293 million.

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