$343 million, $440 million jackpots tempt lottery players
$343 million, $440 million jackpots tempt lottery players
Powerball, Mega Millions have $783M up for grabs to start new year
03 January, 2018, 01:32
That is, if you hit the jackpot.
In October, Mega Millionschanged the numbers from which players can choose, bringing the odds of picking all six numbers to 1 in 302.6 million, from 1 in 258.9 million under the old format. Mega Millions and Powerball are offering Georgia Lottery players two very large jackpots totaling almost $783 million dollars. "But with the $553 million Cdn. jackpot right at the start of 2018, we are certain the new year will be even more successful for us in terms of online Powerball ticket sales".
If you're a lottery player- make sure you buy your tickets today.
Mega Millions' next drawing is scheduled for Tuesday evening, and Powerball's for Wednesday evening.
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Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 per play.
The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing. The Powerball jackpot during that run-up in 2017 reached $758.7 million and became the largest lottery jackpot in the world ever won by a single ticket.
At no time in history have two USA jackpots been simultaneously greater than $400 million, but that milestone may be reached if the games roll another drawing or two.
Of course, they remain two separate lotteries, and the odds of winning either, let alone both, are astronomically stacked against ticket buyers. Players who purchase the multiplier can have their winning non-jackpot prizes multiplied by the random multiplier number drawn that evening. The drawing for Powerball is Wednesday night.
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