$343M and $440M jackpots tempt lottery players

03 January, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Irene Delgado
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The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing. And the Powerball jackpot is now up to a whopping $440 million. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot dates back to 2012 when three winners split $656 million.

Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots now are in the top 25 all-time U.S. lottery jackpot list - both for the annuity value and the cash value. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $225.9 million.

It's rare for the jackpots in both games to get so big.

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Whether you're a lottery player ot not, you might want to buy some tickets. 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. That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. Mega Millions and Powerball are offering Georgia Lottery players two very large jackpots totaling almost $783 million dollars.

As of Tuesday morning, the Mega Millions jackpot is $343 million. Eastern Time and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m.

But that didn't stop people from buying tickets to both games in recent days.

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