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Record high jackpot total for Mega Millions and Powerball

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For just $3, lottery lovers can buy tickets giving them a shot at winning jackpots totaling $738 million.

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, now valued at $382 million and $356 million, have never been this high at the same time.

The Mega Millions, which costs $1 to play, has a jackpot for the Friday, August 11, drawing worth a $382 million annuity value or a $238.3 million cash prize.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, August 12, stands at a $356 million annuity value or a $224 million cash prize. A Powerball ticket costs $2.

Lottery officials encourage people to play early to avoid the possibility of encountering lines at retailers.  

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