Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total more than $800 million

  • Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total more than $800 million

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total more than $800 million

If you choose the cash option, that's $215 million. It's roughly a 11,688,053-to-1 shot to match five numbers but not the Powerball.

Whether you're a lottery player ot not, you might want to buy some tickets. The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million.

If you're feeling extra lucky, Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is worth even more money, climbing to $440 million. Six Mega Millions jackpots were won in 2017.

The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was a whopping $1.6 billion that was split three ways in 2016. That's the highest it's been since August, when one ticket for the $758.7 million jackpot was sold in Chicopee.

That means it is more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing - increasing jackpots.

The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 30,821,472. Players who purchase the multiplier can have their winning non-jackpot prizes multiplied by the random multiplier number drawn that evening. The drawing for the Rolling Cash 5 is each night at 7:35 p.m.

Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $361 million.