Lotto fever once again is gripping the Bay Area and places beyond as the jackpots in the three draw games have reached a combined estimated total exceeding three-quarters of a billion dollars.
After no jackpot tickets were sold in the Mega Millions draw Tuesday night, the jackpot for Friday's draw grew to an estimated $515 million.
On Wednesday, the other multi-state lottery, Powerball, was sporting a jackpot of $202 million, and the California-only SuperLotto Plus draw had an estimated $47 million up for grabs.
The SuperLotto draw hasn't seen a jackpot winner yet in 2021, according to California Lottery officials. The last jackpot win in the game came in December, when a group of five players in San Jose won $18 million on a ticket sold at Cafe Paradise on Monterey Road.
Ticket sales for Wednesday evening's Powerball draw close at 7 p.m., and sales for the SuperLotto Plus draw close at 7:45 p.m., the lottery says. Players must buy their tickets before those deadlines to be eligible for that night's draw.