October is beginning to look a lot like Christmas for gamblers.
The Mega Millions drawing at 11 p.m. Friday has a jackpot of $548 million, the third-largest in the game's history and the ninth-largest of all jackpots played in the United States.
The Powerball drawing, set for Saturday at 10:59 p.m., has a jackpot of $314 million.
Win them both and, well, you'd make history ... and earn $862 million. Not bad for a couple of $2 tickets.
Mega Millions appears to be the big draw lately. The jackpot climbed $78 million after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday night. It was the 22nd consecutive drawing that no one matched all six numbers.
Four lucky winners did match the first five numbers and each was poised to collect $1 million.
The cash option for Friday night: $309 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 302,575,350 to 1.
The top Mega Millions jackpots of all-time: $656 million in 2012 and $648 million a year later.
If you're looking for a tiny hint: the numbers 17 and 12 have been drawn twice as Mega Balls since Aug. 31. The most recent Mega Ball was 18 on Tuesday night.
To play: Select five balls 1-70 and a Mega Ball 1-25. Or ask for a Quick Pick.
The Powerball jackpot climbed after no one matched all six numbers Wednesday night, but three lucky winners matched the first five numbers for a cool $1 million.
The $314 million ranks as the 24th-highest in the game's history and the 41st-highest combined jackpot ever i the U.S..
Saturday's jackpot has a cash option of $179.4 million. No one has hit the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 11. The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1.
To play: Select five balls 1-69 and a Powerball 1-26. Or ask for a Quick Pick.
Chaos ensued on a Phoenix freeway on Friday morning after a car crashed off the side of the road. As witnesses pulled over to help, they saw a man stabbing a woman to death.
Sheriff's deputies arrested more than two dozen people as part of a warrant sweep in South Bay on Saturday -- including a man who tried to resist being taken into custody.
At least one person was killed and three were injured in a crash on state Route 163 in Balboa Park early Saturday morning.
The city of San Diego's Environmental Services Department hosted an automotive product recycling event on Saturday at San Diego Miramar College.
San Diego Habitat for Humanity dedicated the first four homes of an affordable housing community in Logan Heights on Saturday.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader.
Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose on Saturday to its highest amount since Sept. 2, 2015, increasing 3.6 cents to $3.462, one day after recording its largest daily increase since Nov. 4, 2017 -- 3.8 cents.