Massive Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots on the line

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(AP) — An estimated $450 million jackpot is on the line in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing, making it potentially the 10th largest in the nation. Lottery players also can play the Powerball game, which for Saturday’s drawing is estimated at $570 million.

The Powerball drawing can be seen Saturday and Wednesday nights during Eyewitness News at 11 on WPRI 12.

Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots drawn so far and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

3. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

4. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)

5. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida)

6. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri)

7. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets, from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas)

8. $536 million, Mega Millions, July 8, 2016 (one ticket, from Indiana)

9. $487 million, Powerball, July 30, 2016 (one ticket, from New Hampshire)

10. $448.4 million, Powerball, Aug. 7, 2013 (three tickets, one from Minnesota and two from New Jersey)

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Sources: AP archives, www.megamillions.com and www.powerball.com

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