A mixed $862 million in Mega Thousands and thousands and Powerball jackpots await fortunate winners this weekend. If not, the entire is bound to zoon past $1 billion.
This is likely one of the highest whole quantities ever and the race is one as lottery gamers scramble to buy their tickets earlier than the Mega Thousands and thousands deadline of 10:45 p.m. ET on Friday and the Powerball deadline of Saturday at 9:45 p.m. ET, Newsweek reported.
The Mega Millions jackpot had risen steadily past $548 million on Thursday. The final jackpot win was claimed on July 24.
The fortunate winners of that drawing had been a California workplace pool of 11 co-workers who shared the $543 million jackpot, which was the biggest prize ever received on a single ticket within the sport, lottery officials said.
The Powerball jackpot jumped to an estimated $314 million, with a money worth of roughly $179.four million, for Saturday’s drawing. The earlier largest Powerball payout of $245 million was clinched in August.
Each the Powerball and Mega Thousands and thousands are multistate lotteries and regarded to be the 2 greatest jackpot video games within the U.S. The burning query is, what are your odds of touchdown that fortunate jackpot?
In keeping with Newsweek, the chances with a $2 Powerball ticket are one in 292 million, whereas the chances of a $2 Mega Thousands and thousands ticket are one in 303 million.
There are methods to extend your possibilities of profitable although, famous Richard Lustig, writer of “Study How To Improve Your Probabilities Of Successful The Lottery.”
“The three issues you are able to do to extend your possibilities of profitable a lottery sport is to select your individual numbers and stick to them each time; set a funds; and by no means spend lease or grocery cash to play a lottery sport,” Lustig mentioned, in accordance with Forbes.