Two large lottery jackpots up for grabs to start 2018

Randolph Lopez
January 3, 2018

The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing.

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $343 million, while the Powerball jackpot is up to $440 million. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot dates back to 2012 when three winners split $656 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday's drawing is now up to $363 million.

On Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot offers a prize of $440 million.

Powerball made a similar change in 2015. The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million.

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The two biggest lottery games are both offering eye-popping jackpots to kick off 2018.

At no time in history have two USA jackpots been simultaneously greater than $400 million, but that milestone may be reached if the games roll another drawing or two. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "There's not much loyalty to a specific games".

Math still suggests buying a lottery ticket is a losing bet.

theLotter's spokesman Austin Weaver: "theLotter sold 60% more tickets to Canadians in 2017 compared to 2016". That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.

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