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Friday's Mega Millions jackpot raised from $382M to $393M

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot raised from $382M to $393M

If you decide to go for it, Mega Millions tickets will cost you $1 each.

The drawing for the whopping jackpot will be held on Friday and would be the largest since July 8, 2016. Lottery officials say this is the first time that the jackpots in Powerball and Mega Millions have simultaneously topped the $300 million mark.

The Mega Millions jackpot is now $382 million and the Powerball jackpot is $356 million after drawings this week failed to yield winners for either game's top prize. Those prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years.

The next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. on Friday; Powerball, 10:59 p.m. on Saturday.

Because if you're going to dream of winning a lottery fortune, why not dream of winning two?

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Powerball website. "Winning both jackpots is something fun to daydream about, but it's perhaps the ultimate long shot", said Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich. (1 quadrillion is a 1 followed by 15 zeros).


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