Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Continue to Grow

Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots Continue to Grow

"I play when it gets real high, say at least $200 million or so!" said retired doctor Fred Loeb of Kansas City.

"When the jackpots reach these levels, everyone starts to daydream about what they would do if they won", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director, said in a statement.

"The largest Powerball prize ever awarded in Kentucky was $128 million several years ago to a couple out of Georgetown".

"You've got a chance". Players now buy a ticket for $2, $3 if they add Power Play.

Saturday's 10:59 p.m. EST Powerball drawing is worth $570 million, with a $358.5 million lump-sum payment that is the fifth-largest in its history, according to organizers.

Mega Millions would be the fourth largest jackpot in that game's history at $450 million if someone matches all six numbers on Friday night. $400 million or something. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket.

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Americans spend more than $70 billion a year on lotteries.

"This is my first time playing either one, so I'm having fun", Halliburton said.

I never won one of those $15 million Mega Millions jackpots, but I always figured I had a chance. I could help some friends and then enjoy the rest of the $10 million or so I would take home after taxes.

"We drove all the way here to win the big jackpot", Hurtado said.

Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit. The Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs tonight is the 16th largest prize of all time.

DE has never had a MegaMillions jackpot victor, and the state's last Powerball victor came in December 2017 when a winning ticket worth almost $122 million was sold at a Selbyville gas station. And nearly no one wins either.

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