Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs Higher
Seriously, buy a ticket! There were no winners in last night Mega Millions drawing, and that means the pot grows even higher leading up to Friday nights drawing.
The were no winning tickets on Tuesday night when the jackpot was the fourth-largest jackpot in the game's history at $625 million. Now, it's estimated the jackpot will reach $750 million which will make the prize the fifth largest in lottery history, and the second largest for Mega Millions.
To sweeten the "pot", the Powerball lottery jackpot is also reaching new heights will be a estimated whopping estimated $550 million. That will make Wednesday nights drawing the game's 12th largest jackpot in history.
If you're wondering what your chances are of waking up a millionaire this week, let us break it down for you. Your chances of winning are 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions, and 1 in 292.2 million for the Powerball.
If you are feeling incredibly lucky, and think you have a chance of winning both jackpots, we'll do the math for you. If you score both, you would find yourself basking in a cool estimated $1.3 billion. Still, you would find yourself just shy of the largest prize ever won to date which was awon by three players back in 2016.
Mega Millions is currently played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball also is offered in Puerto Rico.
If you're planning getting in on the Mega Millions drawing for Friday, each ticket costs $2. Winners must match all the numbers, including the Mega Ball, to take home the full sum. Powerball players must correctly match all five white balls as well as the red Powerball for $2 a ticket.
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