Mega Millions' jackpot rises to $450M, Powerball up to $570M

06 January, 2018, 02:51 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Someone in Louisville won $50,000 in Wednesday's Powerball drawing

You probably can't, but unfortunately, you probably also won't get the chance to, especially if you're shooting for the moon and hoping to win both the Powerball and the Mega Millions.

"When the jackpots reach these levels, everyone starts to daydream about what they would do if they won", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director, said in a statement. It's a 1 in 12,607,306 shot to win the second prize of at least $1 million by matching five numbers. Players now pick numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega number between 1 and 25.

Both games are played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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"It makes me feel lucky and today's a good day".

Powerball was tweaked in October 2015.

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Hoosiers have a chance to win a fortune this weekend in the lottery. Mega Millions tickets are offered in the same locations excluding Puerto Rico.

You could set up all your children and grandchildren for life, but then they would never learn the value of work and probably become weirdos. Saturday's roll will be the 21st roll since the last jackpot was claimed.

If someone hits the jackpot, it will be the 10th largest prize in US lottery history.

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The Mega Millions jackpot is the 4th largest in that game's history. Three tickets - sold in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas - split a $656 million prize. Two ticket holders - one in Rhode Island, the other in MI, split a $42 million prize. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is only one-in-around-302 million. Interest is strong in the current games.

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