The Mega Millions jackpot was up to $230 million for the drawing on Tuesday, September 26. No one matched all six numbers, so that means the next drawing on Friday will be worth approximately $267 million, with an estimated cash-out value of $123.6 million.

Winners in Texas and Florida

Tuesday's winning numbers were 15-30-35-42-60. The gold Mega Ball was 16. Even though nobody correctly matched all six numbers, a player in Florida and another in Texas matched all five non-Mega Ball numbers.

The Texas player spent the extra buck on their Quick Pick which brought the Megaplier option into play. The Megaplier number was 4, which means that the $1 million payout instantly multiplied to $4 million.

Not a bad return for spending one extra dollar.

This winning ticket was purchased at Circle K, located at 5208 S. Colony Boulevard in The Colony, Texas. That's the store below.

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Google Maps

The Colony, dotted in red below, is located north of Dallas and southwest of Frisco, right along the eastern shore of Lake Lewisville.

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Google Maps

Powerball Jackpot Continues to Rise

The jackpot for the next Powerball drawing will be worth $835 million, with an estimated cash value of $390.6 million. That drawing will take place Wednesday night (September 27).

Last week, a player in Lytle, Texas, purchased a Quick Pick along with the Power Play option and won $2 million by matching 5 out of the 6 numbers. Lytle is located southwest of San Antonio.

Play Responsibly

Whether you're playing Mega Millions, Powerball, or just purchasing a Texas Lottery scratch-off ticket, be sure to play responsibly and within your means.  Remember, the odds of winning the massive jackpots are about 1 in 300,000,000.

As a reference point, the population of America is about 332,000,000.

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