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

Powerball jackpot continues to rise

Powerball jackpot continues to rise

Tickets will also be on sale for Friday's Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $393 million.

The drawing for the whopping jackpot will be held on Friday and would be the largest since July 8, 2016.

The PowerBall jackpot is also climbing and is at $356 million for Saturday's drawing. Two other jackpots were awarded earlier in the year.

"We ask players to always play responsibly, no matter the jackpot level", said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.

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It has been seven years since every state lottery in the USA began selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, but both games have never offered payouts of this size at the same time.

The odds of winning the Powerball drawing are about one in 292 million according to the Virginia Lottery. Those prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years. The Hoosier Lotto jackpot is an estimated $20.3 million.

Our (apparently optimistic) friends over at KCTV5 did the math and found out your chances of winning BOTH lotteries. Your odds are slightly better if you play Mega Millions: about one in 258 million.

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