Locals try their luck as lottery jackpots hit historic highs

Mega Millions jackpot closes in on half a billion dollars

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That's the second biggest Mega Millions jackpot and the largest by a single ticket holder in the United States.

It's been the first time in in history both major nationwide lottery jackpots are above $400 million at the same time. Powerball has odds of one in 292.2 million.

"It's the dreams, thinking what you could do with that money, imagining the possibilities", he said. For an extra dollar, the player can upgrade their card to a Power Play ticket, which will multiply winnings on all prizes besides the grand prize up to five times. Powerball has a $4 prize for picking just the Powerball number correctly, while Mega Millions has a $2 prize for getting its Mega Millions number.

"I got lucky, I hope", said Laurel Arrington who purchased a ticket.

That means more money for programs that benefit Arizona.

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"I bought 20-something dollars worth of merchandise", he said as he held a brown bag of items he picked up while across the state line. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket. The cut-off for sales is 9:58 p.m. Saturday for Powerball and 10:44 p.m. tonight for Mega Millions. "So if I win, I guarantee I will start a funding specifically for those two".

Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit. The odds of a ticket matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1.

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots now total more than $950 million combined.

DE has never had a MegaMillions jackpot victor, and the state's last Powerball victor came in December 2017 when a winning ticket worth almost $122 million was sold at a Selbyville gas station. The odds of winning both are one in 75.6 quadrillion.

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