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.
Temperatures Monday are warm, above average for the coast but below average at the desert. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds.
Bike riders, scooter users and pedestrians -- and bad drivers -- in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach will be targeted for safety enforcement by San Diego police Sunday.
Just a few days ago thunderstorms rolled through San Diego bringing measurable rain to the county for the first time in months. But things are about to change as strong Santa Anas are headed our way.
A man led police on a short car chase and barricaded himself in a Mission Bay motel before officers were able to arrest him Sunday.
An overflowing sewage line in Del Mar prompted authorities to warn visitors to stay out of the water at a section of the city's shoreline Sunday.
Authorities were searching for a suspect on Sunday following an attempted sexual assault in Little Italy.
Chase De Leo scored on the final shot of the shootout to give the San Diego Gulls a 6-5 victory over the Ontario Reign Saturday night in Ontario, their first win of the 2018-19 American Hockey League season.
Just two weeks after a shark attacked 13-year-old Keane Webre-Hayes, he received a special gift from Wildlife Officers.
Dozens of fleet footed San Diegans stepped up to fight domestic violence on Saturday as a part of the 11th Annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" event.