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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots swell to $800M

03 January, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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The cash option on the prize is an estimated $225.9 million. The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing is up to $363 million.

"The cold weather hasn't stopped those wanting to buy lottery tickets", said Corby Mead, manager of the Stogie's Discount Tobacco & Beer Downtown Store at 17 Washington Ave.in Huntington. No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25.

A combined $801 million will be up for grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions and Wednesday's Powerball drawings, seen live on Channel 7 before Eyewitness News at 11.

Large jackpots are more common than they used to be. Revamps to the country's two big lottery games in recent years decreased the odds of picking all the numbers needed for the top prize, though officials point out it has increased the number of winners who score smaller prizes that range from $1 million to $5 million, depending on the game.

Only once before in history have two United States of America lottery jackpots been simultaneously greater than $300 million, and that occurred in August 2017. It was sold in MA.

The chance of winning either game is low, and the chance of winning both is extremely low - 1 in 88 quadrillion. Mega millions made a change in October, giving you more numbers to choose from - and making it harder to win. Eastern Time and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m.

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