The past 24 hours have been a whirlwind of anticipation, emotions disappointment, and elation for lottery players in Louisiana and Texas. In the Texas Lottery a one million dollar Mega Millions win was revealed from Friday night's drawing. But no one claimed the jackpot so it's now an estimated $1.1 billion dollars. That number could go higher by the time the next drawing happens on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. Louisiana time.

Two Multi-State Lotteries Each Offer Over $400 Jackpots
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By the way, that $1 million dollar winner from Friday was sold in the Austin, Texas suburb of Creedmoor, Texas. The ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers making it a $1 million Match 5 winner in the game. There were five other million dollar Match 5's for Friday's drawing and a Match 5 with the Megaplier too. The Megaplier ticket will earn its holder $3 million before taxes.

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USA Mega via YouTube
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Did Anyone Win the Powerball on Saturday?

If the Mega Millions game disappointed you on Friday night, then perhaps your next "million dollar dream" could manifest itself through the Saturday night drawing in the Powerball Lottery game. No, the Powerball jackpot wasn't quite as big as the Mega Millions jackpot was. Mega Millions was $997 million on Friday, Powerball was $750 million on Saturday. What's a couple of hundred million dollars, right?

Here is the official drawing as it happened for Saturday March 23, 2024.

The numbers that bounced out of the hopper were:

06   23   25   34   51   Powerball 03  Power Play x2

For official results verify your tickets at the Official Powerball website. You can even enter multiple ticket numbers at a time, just in case you bought for a group or maybe you purchased more than one ticket for yourself. But regardless of the number of tickets you purchased or need to review, none of them were the big money match. So, NO. No one won Saturday's Powerball Jackpot.

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Texas Lottery via YouTube
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Texas Lottery Confirms It's Third One Million Dollar Win This Week

Texas was the place to be if you played Mega Millions or Powerball this week. The Texas Lottery has confirmed at least three one million dollar winners in those games just this week. Mega Millions created new millionaires on Tuesday and Friday and the Powerball game just produced another Texas millionaire Saturday night.

The million dollar win was in Austin, Texas for Saturday's Powerball. The ticket matched all of the five white balls but did not match the Powerball. The store that sold the one million dollar winner was a 7-Eleven convenience store on Giles Lane.  The Texas Lottery has also confirmed Saturday's Powerball drawing produced four $50,000 winners and one $100,000 winner.

Courtesy Louisiana Lottery
Courtesy Louisiana Lottery
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Louisiana Lottery Powerball Results - $100,000 Winner Sold for Saturday Drawing

Our sources at the Louisiana Lottery have been unable to give us complete point of purchase information a $100,000 winning ticket that was confirmed to have been sold in the state. The ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball. The ticket's purchaser opted to add the Power Play option. That doubled the $50,000 prize to $100,000 for Saturday's drawing.

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In the Louisiana Lottery's other Saturday draw games, after getting an $825,000 winner Wednesday there was no big winner in the Lotto drawing. The Easy 5 jackpot on Saturday was $120,000. There was no big winner in that game either. The estimated jackpot for the next Easy 5 on Wednesday is $130,000 while the Lotto money will be an estimated $525,000.

How Much Are the Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots?

Mega Millions will draw for at least $1.1 billion, maybe more on Tuesday. Powerball will have a drawing on Monday. The estimated annuitized jackpot for that drawing is $800 million. If you wanted to take the lump sump payout your winnings would be $384.8 million.

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There is a very good chance that both of these lottery jackpots could reach an even higher limit before the next official drawing. As the interest in the games grow, so does the amount of money invested in the "pot". Don't be surprised if Mega Millions and Powerball both payout jackpots of more than one billion during the upcoming week.

While it's fun to dream of big money lottery wins most of the time those dreams don't come true. But an addiction to gambling can become a real-life nightmare. If you have an issue with gambling. Talk to someone, the call is free at 1-877-770-STOP (7867) in Louisiana or 1-800-GAMBLER in Texas. The call is free. The referral to professional counseling won't cost you anything either. Good Luck.

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