$343 million, $440 million jackpots tempt lottery players

03 January, 2018, 01:34 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • 9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

The two biggest lottery games are both offering eye-popping jackpots to kick off 2018. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013.

The lump-sum cash options are now $278.3 million for Powerball and $215 for Mega Millions.

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If you're a lottery player- make sure you buy your tickets today.

"Whenever the jackpots reach totals above $300 million we start to notice more and more people coming in to get tickets", said Joanie Maloney, assistant manager at Stogie's.

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The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at an estimated $361 million, with a cash option of $225.9 million, for Tuesday night's drawing. The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million. Most recently, theLotter has helped create lottery millionaires in Canada, El Salvador, Russia, Ukraine & Australia, and a Panamanian pensioner won $30 million in a United States lottery! Eastern Time and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million.

$343 million...that's what's up for grabs this Tuesday, January 2nd via Mega Millions.

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