Another night, another chance to win a giant lottery jackpot
DES MOINES, Iowa ̵
On Wednesday night, it will be a $ 550 million Powerball prize. It will come just a day after no one wins the $ 625 million Mega Millions jackpot, an increase of $ 750 million before the next draw on Friday night.
The Mega Millions Award is now the fifth largest in US history.
This is only the second time that the two national lottery games have exceeded $ 500 million.
The prizes have become so massive because it has been months since someone combined all six numbers and won the two jackpots. The chances of winning all this are incredibly small – one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.
The jackpots listed in the lotteries are for winners who choose to be paid through an annuity over 30 years. Almost all of the winners take the cash option, which will be around $ 411.4 million for Powerball and $ 550.6 million for Mega Millions.