Jackpots for Mega Millions, Powerball are over $300 million

Published: Dec. 28, 2017 at 5:02 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2017 at 11:14 AM EST
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(WWBT) - The jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball are growing larger by the day! Both jackpots are currently over $300 million

The Mega Millions jackpot was at $306 million with a $191 million cash value for Friday's drawing. The numbers were 4, 10, 18, 28, 62, with a 7 as the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, and the jackpot is currently $343 million with a cash option of $215 million.

The Powerball jackpot was at $390.1 million. The numbers were 8-36-41-51-58 and a Powerball of 24. No one won Saturday's drawing, so the jackpot is now $440 million with a $278.3 million cash value. The next drawing will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Both games having a $300 million jackpot at the same time is rare. However, CNN says this could happen more often because the odds are longer in both games, which leads to larger jackpots.

The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 302.6 million, which is up from 1 in 258.9 million. The odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 292 million, up from 1 in 175 million.

The odds of winning both games is 1 in 88 quadrillion.

The largest winning jackpot in Mega Millions history was $656 million, while the largest winning Powerball jackpot was nearly $1.6 billion.

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