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.
A North County community leader who's known as a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate was hit by a truck and seriously injured while riding her bicycle in Encinitas early Saturday.
It's been nearly one month since a group of Central American migrants made the long trek through Mexico to the border in Tijuana. They have since been moved east, but their living conditions are still poor - so local faith leaders are calling for help.
Four people were displaced when a fire damaged their South Bay home Sunday morning, authorities said.
A prominent Los Angeles-area obstetrician has denied allegations by more than 20 former patients that he assaulted, harassed or harmed them during treatment, according to a newspaper investigation.
Dozens of people bearing flowers or stuffed animals attended a funeral for a newborn girl found dead in July along a Southern California highway.
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting tonight and continuing through Monday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments.
A winter storm in the southeastern United States was impacting travel Sunday, causing the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, including some to and from San Diego.
A 27-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries despite being shot at least eight times while walking on a sidewalk Sunday morning in the Chollas View community of San Diego.
On December 8th, 2008, tragedy struck in University City after an F-18 fighter jet came crashing down striking two homes.