Powerball winning numbers: At least $345 million up for grabs

Good people of America, the dream is still alive.

There was no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing.

That means the jackpot for Friday’s drawing is now at least $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million. It will be the largest jackpot in the game’s history and the second largest in the US lottery jackpot history.

The Mega Millions jackpot beat its own record once again after no ticket matched all the six numbers in the drawing Tuesday night. The winning numbers on Tuesday were 69, 45, 61, 3, 49, and the Mega Ball was 9.

Friday’s Mega Millions along with Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot, which stands at more than $345 million, are worth more than a cool billion dollars.

**HERE ARE THE WINNING POWERBALL NUMBERS: 3-57-64-68-69; Powerball is 15. 

The reason these jackpots have ballooned to such monstrous proportions is because, well, no one has won in a while. According to a release from Mega Millions, the last Mega Millions jackpot was won July 24, netting 11 co-workers a combined $543 million. The last Powerball jackpot, which totaled $245.6 million, was won August 11 by a man in Staten Island, New York.

Believe it or not, this week’s combined billion-dollar haul is not the biggest prize in the lottery’s history. That honor goes to a 2016 Powerball jackpot, which clocked in at $1.586 billion (although it was shared by three winners).

**More on Powerball, here; more on Mega Millions, here**