Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $361 Million; Powerball At $440 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $361 Million; Powerball At $440 Million

And Americans do love buying lottery tickets. The cash option for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $278 million.

Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot is worth an estimated $343 million, with a cash payout of about $215 million.

"Whenever the jackpots reach totals above $300 million we start to notice more and more people coming in to get tickets", said Joanie Maloney, assistant manager at Stogie's.

Between the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, $801 million is up for grabs.

The Mega Millions jackpot is no slouch, either. For Powerball, it's one in roughly 292 million. Three players from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland split the jackpot. "I don't know what I do if I won, but it would would make 2018 the best year ever".

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The winning numbers for the Mega Millions game are drawn from a field of 1 to 75. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-13,983,816. It was sold in MA.

The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing.

Tickets for each game are $2.

Classic Lotto draws at 7:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. No ticket won all six numbers in Friday night's drawing.

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