More than $1 billion up for grabs in upcoming lottery drawings

16 October, 2018, 15:54 | Author: Brooke Harris
  • San Anselmo California. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time. The Mega Millions $418 million jackpo

DES MOINES, Iowa After almost three months without a victor, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot.

The Mega Millions jackpot is now $654 million, making it the second-biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Powerball's jackpot also represents: There is a top prize of at least $345 million on Wednesday.

Free Mega Millions tickets are available Tuesday ahead of one of the game's largest drawings. And there's even more fun with $862 million in combined jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball.

The $654 million jackpot is the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the fourth-largest jackpot in USA lottery history.

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There's $345 million up for grabs.

Although the jackpot is massive, the odds of matching all six numbers and becoming instantly wealthy are remarkably small at one in 302.5 million.

Tickets for both games are $2. Any player who matches all numbers Wednesday night will win $9.6 million ($5.53 million cash option).

Last week, Powerball suffered a minor setback when the drawing was moved from Tallahassee, Florida, to Urbandale, Iowa, because of evacuations from Hurricane Michael.

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