Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Top $350 Million Mark Concurrently

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Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Top $350 Million Mark Concurrently

As result of brisk ticket sales, Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is now worth $393 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot is now $382 million and the Powerball jackpot is $356 million after drawings this week failed to yield winners for either game's top prize. Two other jackpots were awarded earlier in the year.

If you're feeling lucky, now is the time to play the Mega Millions and the Powerball.

It has been seven years since every state lottery in the US began selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, but both games have never offered payouts of this size at the same time.

Lottery officials say that for both games to have such large jackpot at the same time is unusual. Those prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years.

Because if you're going to dream of winning a lottery fortune, why not dream of winning two?

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-258.9 million. The Mega Million odds are slightly better - only 1 in 259 million. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.

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