Lottery jackpots combine over $1 billion this weekend

06 January, 2018, 02:52 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
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The likelihood of winning either of these jackpots is close to 1-in-300 million and the likelihood of winning both the jackpots, totaling more than $1.2 billion, is 1-in-88-quadrillion.

A Mega Millions tickets costs $2.

The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million.

"You've got a chance".

And even if they do know, people often don't bother to check their tickets once they hear there was no jackpot victor or the winning ticket was bought out of state.

Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are available at Hoosier Lottery retailers. "It's a insane time when the jackpots get this high", she said.

No one has won the Powerball and Mega Millions since October.

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"I bought 20-something dollars worth of merchandise", he said as he held a brown bag of items he picked up while across the state line. $400 million or something. "If I win, I will tell my kids and grandkids I won, and then I'm out of here!"

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"I don't play much, but when the number is this big, I'll take a chance", added Singh. At Schnucks on Rockton Ave., players say the jackpot is too big to skip out on.

He believes this is due to the recent cold weather, and the fact people tend to typically spend more on the lottery during the holidays. We don't always hit the jackpot, but we did once in Arkansas. This is still the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the 11th-largest jackpot in US lottery history.

The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $570 million going into Saturday night's drawing.

But the odds of winning?

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