Powerball jackpot hits $ 550M as Mega Millions rises to $ 750M


Another night, another chance to win a huge lottery jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa – Another night, another chance to win a huge lottery jackpot.

On Wednesday night, it will be a $ 550 million powerball prize. It would only come a day after no one would have won the $ 625 million Mega Millions jackpot, raising that prize to $ 750 million in the next drawing on Friday night.

The Mega Millions Award is now the fifth largest in American history.

This is only the second time both national lottery games have topped $ 500 million.

The awards have grown so drastically as it has been several months since someone has matched all six numbers and won the jackpot. The odds of winning all of this are incredibly small, one in 292.2 million for Powerball and 302.5 million for Mega Millions.

Lottery-listed jackpots are for winners who choose to pay through annuities over 30 years old. Almost all winners take the cash option, which will be an estimated $ 411.4 million for Powerball and $ 550.6 million for Mega Millions.

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