Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total more than $800 million

Kristopher Drake
January 3, 2018

The jackpot is about $343 million, with an estimated $215.3 million cash payout.

According to a Sunday news release from the Iowa Lottery, someone bought a Powerball ticket in Iowa worth $1 million.

The cash option for Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $225.9 million. Furthermore, since theLotter stores clients' tickets in OR, it abides by the US Immoral Acts Law, which stipulates that one is "prohibited from importing into the United States from any foreign country any lottery ticket".

"It's something we often see, particularly when there are two big jackpots - people buying both tickets, " said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, whose members sell about two-thirds of the nation's lottery tickets.

The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was a whopping $1.6 billion that was split three ways in 2016.


That means it is more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing - increasing jackpots. SiLive will also post the winning numbers.

The chance of winning either game is low, and the chance of winning both is extremely low - 1 in 88 quadrillion.

The Mega Millions drawing is televised every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. on selected television stations.

Tickets for tonight's Mega Millions drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. EST.

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