Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $361 Million

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theLotter hit headlines around the world when an Iraqi man scooped up the $8 million Cdn. jackpot through the service in December 2015.

Combining those prizes together, the two big multi-state lotteries together have a potential payout around $783 million.

Almost $800 million is up for grabs between the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots.

At the next drawing Tuesday, lottery players will have a shot to snag $361 million.

Whether you're a lottery player ot not, you might want to buy some tickets.

On Wednesday night, players of the Powerball game will seek a $440 million annuity prize, or a $278.3 million cash prize.

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Large jackpots are more common than they used to be.

Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

The Powerball jackpot has reached $440 million.

Corey Adams of Huntington purchased a ticket for both lotteries. It was sold in MA.

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday evening at 11 p.m. That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million.

But that didn't stop people from buying tickets to both games in recent days. The drawing for Powerball is Wednesday night.