Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $361 Million; Powerball At $440 Million

Mega Millions: More expensive to enter, harder to win

Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

The estimated prize, which has a cash value of $278 million, marks the ninth-largest jackpot in the game's history, according to the Powerball website. Nobody won Saturday's drawing but 2.2 million people won almost $19 million in non-jackpot prizes.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Mega Millions' next drawing is scheduled for Tuesday evening, and Powerball's for Wednesday evening.

The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is $440 million.

The Powerball jackpot has reached $440 million.

Powerball players can win $1 million by matching five numbers without the Powerball number.

The very next Mega Millions drawing was won by a single lottery ticket sold in IL.

Tickets for the Mega Millions game are $1 each.

In the 15-year history of Mega Million, four jackpots were won in the first week of the year. It was sold in MA.

The chance of winning either game is low, and the chance of winning both is extremely low - 1 in 88 quadrillion.

UPDATE (10:38 a.m.): The Mega Millions jackpot has gone up to $361 million.

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