Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots worth a combined $1.4 Billion

January 14, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Look for South Dakota Lottery retailers to see a steady stream of traffic over the next few days.

That’s because the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are currently worth a combined $1.4 billion.

South Dakota Lottery spokesman Wade LaRoche says the Powerball jackpot hasn’t been this high since March 2019, and the Mega Millions jackpot of $750 million is the second-largest in the game’s history.

It’s also just the second time in history that Mega Millions and Powerball have had simultaneous jackpots above $600 million.  

Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Powerball drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays.