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Jackpots for Mega Millions, Powerball climbing again

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CHICAGO (WEEK) -- -

Jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball contests are both over $300 million and still climbing. 

Mega Millions is now at $382 million, and Powerball stands at $307 million. These are the sixth largest jackpots in the game's history. Though no player had six Mega Million numbers on Tuesday, more than 134,000 players won between $1 and $5,000 in the drawing. 

Both contests were briefly halted at the beginning of July due to the state's budget impasse, but started back up when lawmakers overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto to pass the first state budget in over two years into law. 

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