Those who play the lottery will seek to win the eighth largest bag in American history because months have passed without anyone hitting the jackpot.
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The Mega Millions jackpot of $ 750 million is the largest the lottery has offered in nearly two years.
The jackpot for Powerball, the other national lottery, is $ 550 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. Mega Millions officials raised the jackpot estimate at noon Tuesday.
The jackpots advertised by lotteries refer to the winnings of those who opt for an annual payment over 30 years.
Almost all winners prefer the one-time, cash option, which would be about $ 458.8 million for Mega Millions and $ 411.4 million for Powerball.
Those who dream of instant wealth would do well to remember that the odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292.2 million. And in the case of Mega Millions they are one in 302.5 million.
Mega Millions and Powerball are played in 45 states and Washington DC, as well as the US Virgin Islands. Powerball is also played in Puerto Rico.