Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

In other lottery news, the Arkansas-only Natural State Jackpot is at $135,000 for Tuesday night.

Math still suggests buying a lottery ticket is a losing bet. Friday night's Mega Millions numbers are: 4-10-18-28-62, Mega Ball: 7, Megaplier: 2The next drawing is Tuesday night.

If you choose the cash option, that's $215 million. The Powerball jackpot during that run-up in 2017 reached $758.7 million and became the largest lottery jackpot in the world ever won by a single ticket.


The two biggest lottery games are both offering eye-popping jackpots to kick off 2018. The $343 million prize would be the eighth-highest won, according to the Mega Millions website.

The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $130,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757. Tickets for that game are also $2.

There was also no victor in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, which puts Wednesday night's jackpot at about $440 million. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-13,983,816. That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.

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