Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M

"It's the second time in history that both jackpots are over $300 million at the same time", he said.

This is only the second time in the USA lottery players have had a choice of jackpots worth more than $300 million each, according to financial website CNBC.

Powerball usually runs higher, but Annison says Mega Millions made a big change earlier this year to bring jackpots in line with its competitor.

The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $384 million after no winners hit all five numbers plus the Powerball number in Wednesday night's drawing. The last chance to buy Powerball tickets is Saturday, December 20th at 7:00pm PT, and the drawing is at 9:59pm PT that night.

The idea was to go longer between jackpot winners, and to thus increase the size of the top prize. There were no Match 5 $1 million winners.

Each Mega Millions Jackpot starts at $40million and increases by $5million each time it is not awarded
Each Mega Millions Jackpot starts at $40million and increases by $5million each time it is not awarded

At 1-in-88 quadrillion, the odds of winning both jackpots are not in your favor.

But Joshua Haffner of Haffner Law (https://haffnerlawyers.com), who has handled two of the largest lottery fraud cases in U.S. history, warns super large jackpots can bring unanticipated disputes.

Owner James Kim and cashier Ronald were on hand, and Ronald showed FOX 11 his ritual for people who buy tickets at his shop.

Someone won $2 million dollars this week on a ticket that was bought in Cuthbert. That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.

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