$343 million, $440 million jackpots tempt lottery players

$343 million, $440 million jackpots tempt lottery players

The lottery jackpot numbers just keep climbing. It's the largest Mega Millions prize since a $393 million drawing last August. That is, if you hit the jackpot.

A combined $801 million will be up for grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions and Wednesday's Powerball drawings, seen live on Channel 7 before Eyewitness News at 11. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $225.9 million.

Powerball made a similar change in 2015.

The odds of winning jackpots in either game are incredibly small.

MORE: Powerball and Mega Millions: What are the odds of winning?




Tickets cost $2 each, and both games offer a multiplier feature ("Megaplier" for Mega Millions and "Power Play" for Powerball) that can be purchased for an extra $1 per play.

Lottery players have a chance at winning two giant jackpots this week that together amount to more than $800 million. "They're sold in the same places, so you might as well double down on the number of days that you can dream".

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

theLotter's spokesman Austin Weaver: "theLotter sold 60% more tickets to Canadians in 2017 compared to 2016".

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