Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343 million

03 January, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • 9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

On Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot offers a prize of $440 million.

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

The cash option for Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $225.9 million.

Mega Millions made a change in October which gives players more numbers to choose from and it also makes it harder to hit the jackpot.


With no lucky victor in Friday night's drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $361 million for Tuesday's drawing.

Last January people from the Coast were driving to get tickets for the $929.9 million jackpot. The $343 million prize would be the eighth-highest won, according to the Mega Millions website. Players who purchase the multiplier can have their winning non-jackpot prizes multiplied by the random multiplier number drawn that evening.

The odds of winning jackpots in either game are incredibly small. Eastern Time and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m.

The biggest Mega Millions jackpot dates back to 2012 when three winners split $656 million.

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