Combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots total $690 million

Marcus Newton
December 30, 2017

The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $384 million after no winners hit all five numbers plus the Powerball number in Wednesday night's drawing. Powerball's drawing is Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play. Customers are buying tickets for Friday night's Mega Millions, which stands at $306 million. Also, make sure that if someone picked up a ticket for you, that they haven't signed it first. The new optional $3 wager Just the Jackpot allows players to receive two entries for a chance to win the game's jackpot prize only.

"Back in late October the play went for a dollar a play to two dollars a play and the whole idea was to increase the jackpot". Pacific time on Tuesdays and Fridays.

"It's the second time in history that both jackpots are over $300 million at the same time", he said. That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million.

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There hasn't been a Mega Millions jackpot victor since before the October 31 change of odds, a string of 21 straight drawings.

Owner James Kim and cashier Ronald were on hand, and Ronald showed FOX 11 his ritual for people who buy tickets at his shop. The last time both were above $300 million at the same time, sellers reported people snapping up tickets to both Mega Millions and Powerball. They spent more than $80 billion on them in 2016.

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