Long Odds to Win Big


Wondering how to spend your winnings from the Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night or Powerball today? Your chances of winning the $654 million Mega Millions jackpot are 302.5 million to 1 while the $345 million Powerball is 292.2 million to 1. The odds of winning both are 1 in 88 quadrillion.

You are 258 times more likely to be struck by lightning this year than win the Mega Millions jackpot, 80 times more likely to be killed by a shark, and 465 times more likely to draw a royal flush in poker.

The biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was $1.6 billion in the Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016. Three tickets – from California, Florida, and Tennessee – matched all the numbers.

The Mega Millions drawing was last night and there was no winner. The Powerball drawing is tonight.


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