Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots combined have grown to almost $1 billion

Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

The likelihood of winning either of these jackpots is close to 1-in-300 million and the likelihood of winning both the jackpots, totaling more than $1.2 billion, is 1-in-88-quadrillion.

The Mega Millions and Powerball drawings precede Newswatch 16 at 11. The cash prize would be nearly $348 million.

"You would stop and pause and look", said Thompson.

The Mega Millions is also growing. The numbers keep going up and Vic Singh says the lines get longer and the parking lot gets more slammed when hundreds of millions are at stake.

"Well, I got a big family, so I would pay off lots of bills, give some to my church, my community and spend the rest on me", Hurtado said with a chuckle.

In fact, the Mega Millions jackpot will be worth about $450 million if a victor is drawn Friday night.

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As of now, the Mega Millions is set at $450 million and the Powerball jackpot is at $570 million.

"This is my first time playing either one, so I'm having fun", Halliburton said.

Manager Jeff Green said almost all of the players getting lotto tickets are from Utah, since gambling is illegal in the Beehive State.

Less than a five minute drive away, sales of the namesake lottery game have been on the increase.

The current Powerball jackpot is the eighth largest, while the Mega Millions jackpot is the 12th largest, 6ABC reported. He hopes someone from Mason City or nearby will win the jackpot, because it will bring publicity to North Iowa. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

"I would be giving most of it away", said Lynn.

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