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Mega Millions and Powerball drawings this weekend

UNDATED (KAIT) – Friday evening is the Mega Millions Lottery drawing, and Saturday night is the Powerball drawing. With the top prizes at $312 million and $125 million respectively, people are buying tickets left and right.

According to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $312 million from $12 million since February1 and is played in 42 states and Washington, D.C. Powerball's prize hasn't been won since February 26 and is played in 42 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

$4.52 billion in prizes have been awarded through these jackpots since the cross-selling of Mega Millions and Powerball began in Jannuary 2010, and over $2.43 billion has been returned to good causes.

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