Powerball jackpot grows to $410 million, Mega Millions $490 million


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has grown to an estimated $410 million, with the cash option an estimated $316.4 million.

To put that into perspective, the Kentucky Lottery says you could:

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  • Drive 15,185 Ford Escapes to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables;
  • Try new recipes in 4.1 million air fryers;
  • Prepare 6.83 million meals from a weekly delivery kit;
  • Join 14.6 million monthly weight-loss programs;
  • Drink 205 million gallons of purified water.

Tickets for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing are $2 each and can be purchased at any of the Kentucky Lottery’s draw game retailers or online HERE. The drawings take place at 10:58 p.m. ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Following Tuesday’s drawing for the Mega Millions, that jackpot has grown to an estimated $490 million.

According to the Kentucky Lottery, there are nine ways to win with Mega Millions. Each Mega Millions play is $2. The Megaplier option is an additional $1.  Prizes on all Megaplier tickets are multiplied, except on the jackpot. Choose Just the Jackpot for only $3 for two chances to win the jackpot prize only.

Players can purchase tickets at any Kentucky Lottery retailer or online HERE.

Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24. Drawings are conducted at 11 P.M. ET on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Erica joins the ABC 36 family as a Co-Anchor of Good Morning Kentucky weekday mornings from 5am-7am with Cody Adams and Good Day Kentucky weekday mornings from 9am to 10am. She is also a Web and Social Media Content Producer. Erica graduated in three and a half years from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and specialization in Women, Gender and Social Justice. Although she hails from Michigan, Erica has worked as a News Reporter/Sports Anchor for the CBS-affiliate in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to that, she worked for a PBS-affiliate there covering all types of news – even providing live reports for The Weather Channel during her first hurricane. She then moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana and worked as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KPLC, the NBC/FOX/CW affiliate. Erica comes to Lexington from the Huntington area where she worked at WSAZ, an NBC/CW affiliate in West Virginia, as a weekday evening anchor covering the tri states of Ohio and Kentucky as well. In addition to her background on TV, Erica has worked in radio, served as the PA announcer for the Class A "Lansing Lugnuts" and hosted Carnival parades in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some of her favorite hobbies include running, reading, hiking, spending time with her husband and taking pictures of their furbabies. Erica is big on community involvement, having served as a board member for Dress for Success, volunteered as a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters, worked on the Mayor's Armed Forces Commission in Lake Charles and hosted countless events. She hopes you can connect with her on Facebook: EricaBivensTV and on Twitter: @ericabivens or Instagram: erica.bivens. You can also email her at ebivens@wtvq.com. Please send all event inquiries via email. Erica is excited to explore Lexington and the outdoors and - of course - meet all of you!