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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots top $300M simultaneously

The first time both jackpots topped $300 million at the same time was in August 2017, the lottery states. (MGN Photo)

For the second time in history and the second time this year, the Powerball and Mega Millions have listed jackpots topping $300 million simultaneously, giving Arkansas lottery players two ways to try to win a big prize before the new year.

As of 11:35 a.m. Thursday, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery says the Mega Millions jackpot sat at $306 million and the Powerball was at $384 million, meaning a total of $690 million is up for grabs.

The first time both jackpots topped $300 million at the same time was in August 2017, the lottery states.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday and the Powerball drawing is set for Saturday.

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