Have you noticed? The advertised jackpots for the Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games have grown to unusually high levels at the same time
Numbers for the Mega Millions game will be drawn Tuesday night with a jackpot of $139-million. Wednesday’s Powerball game will be for $222-million. So if you buy a ticket for each game, the cost of winning the $361-million dollars would be just $3.
Good luck with that.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 175,711,536. The odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 175,223,510.
If a winner chooses the cash option, Mega Millions would get $104.8-million. The cash prize for Powerball would be $144.5-million. Then taxes would reduce the prizes even more.