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Million-dollar Powerball ticket sold in the Heights

12 August 2017

For $3, players can play both games and chase separate jackpots totaling $749 million.

On Friday night, you have another chance to hit the Mega Millions jackpot that has now reached to $393 million.

For the first time ever, the nation's two major games - Powerball and Mega Millions - offer jackpots in excess of $300 million.

Officials with the Kentucky Lottery officials say a victor in Kentucky could be great for the state economically.

Auerbach, who said he himself doesn't play the lottery, said there is one of way of bettering the odds of winning: Buy more tickets.

That's the 18th biggest lottery prize in US history and the largest Mega Millions jackpot since a 536 million dollar prize was handed out in July 2016. For example, if your prize is $1 million and the Megaplier number is 5, you win $5 million just by adding Megaplier.

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The odds of winning both jackpots: 1 in 75,000,000,000,000,000.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-292,201,338.

Delon Waller from Stroudsburg came to the Shell Station for two things: gas and some lottery tickets.

Prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years. Both jackpots are skyrocketing for this weekend's drawings.

Officials said in a press release that the jackpot is the fifth largest in the game's history. Cash prizes would be an estimated $218.3 million for Mega Millions and $193.2 million for Powerball.

St. Amand said she would also like to pay off her home and take a vacation.

Million-dollar Powerball ticket sold in the Heights