The jackpot has been growing since July, and this is now the second largest jackpot in the history of the lottery game.
Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing will be the 24th since the jackpot was last hit July 24, when a $543 million jackpot was won by a group of 11 co-workers on a ticket sold in California. The next Mega Millions drawing will be Tuesday. The two games make the combined possible winnings $999 million dollars. She wasn't sure if she was supposed to purchase Powerball or a Mega Millions, so she bought one for each game, and her confusion paid off.
More than two months ago Powerball hit for the last time when New Yorker Nandlall Mangal was the sole victor of $245.6 million, lottery officials said. You can cash out Powerball's $345 million jackpot for $199 million.
The odds of winning Tuesday's drawing is more than 302 million to one. There were 2,651,183 "winning" tickets at all prize levels in the October 12 drawing. Any player who matches all numbers Wednesday night will win $9.6 million ($5.53 million cash option).
While the jackpot stands at the fourth largest potential jackpot in U.S history, jackpot for the next Powerball will be $345 million for the drawing this Wednesday.
Burdess was sick last Friday, so he asked Vandiver to buy him a Powerball ticket on her way home from work.