Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total $1.3 billion

The total tickets for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing passed the 1 million mark before 11 a.m. It's the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

The odds of winning the current Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 and is not dependent on the number of players in the pot.

The already record-high Mega Millions jackpot ballooned to a whopping $970 million on Thursday, according to lottery officials. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $372 million.

No one the jackpot in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, but someone in Kentucky did win $1 million.

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Mega Millions says its previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012. Mega Millions, Powerball and Hoosier Lotto tickets are available at Hoosier Lottery retailers.

Tickets sold in New Jersey, Kentucky and MA matched the five numbers and each win a $1 million prize.

The next Powerball drawing will be on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 with an estimated Grand Prize of $430,000,000, or $248,000,000 cash. The amount you will win is likely $0, because the odds of winning either jackpot are one in several hundred million.

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