Published: Fri, December 29, 2017
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Climb Past $300M

Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Climb Past $300M

The jackpot was estimated at $384 million, with a $239.7 million cash value.

The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

The Powerball jackpot is now worth almost $400 million as there was no victor of the $340 million jackpot for the drawing held on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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Of course if the chance of winning either game is ridiculous, the chance of winning both is ridiculous on steroids - 1 in 88 quadrillion, or 1 in 88,412,922,115,183,000 to be precise.

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The cost of a Powerball ticket is $2. The second largest, a $758.7 million Powerball jackpot, was won by a single person in August. That jackpot was the largest jackpot ever won on a single ticket in US history! Players pick five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.

The winning numbers for Wednesday's Powerball for the grand prize of $337 million are 3, 9, 16, 56, 60 and the Powerball is 3.

Powerball numbers are drawn every every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. ET. The odds of winning the prize are 1 in 302 million.

"Once things calm down, we plan on working closely with our team of advisors to determine how to properly manage and invest this newfound wealth to ensure that we can support our family and causes that are important to us for many generations to come", they added.

And Americans do love buying lottery tickets.

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