Dueling jackpots challenge weekend lottery players

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Friday night's Mega Millions® drawing is just the beginning of a high jackpot weekend for lottery players.

The Mega Millions® jackpot Friday night is set at $154 million, followed on Saturday by the $270 million Powerball® purse.

Think you'd like to take a chance at either of the jackpots? The Mega Millions prize has a cash option of $115 million. That drawing takes place on Friday night at 11 p.m.

The cash option for Powerball totals $175 million. That drawing occurs at 10:59 p.m. Saturday night.

Odds of winning either jackpot are about 1 in 176 million. You can watch both drawings on WMBF News.

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