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Powerball, Mega Millions both above $300 million

Powerball, Mega Millions both above $300 million

First up is the Mega Millions drawing at 11 p.m. ET on Friday. Mega Millions and Powerball are offering Georgia Lottery players two very large jackpots totaling almost $700 million dollars.

In August, Massachusetts medical center worker Mavis L. Wanczyk, 53, won a $758 million Powerball jackpot, which was the second-largest jackpot in the game's history, and the biggest won on a single ticket. The $306 million jackpot is already the 13th largest in Mega Millions history. Players have much better odds of one in 25 of winning a lesser prize. The price of a ticket also increased to $2. If no one wins this Friday, Tuesday's jackpot will be in the top 10.

The last victor was on October 13, when two tickets split a $43 million jackpot. That took the odds of winning that game from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million.

The general odds of being struck by lightning in the United States in any one year is around 1 in 1 million, according to the National Weather Service, which based its calculations on averages between 2007 and 2016.

Of course if the chance of winning either game is ridiculous, the chance of winning both is ridiculous on steroids - 1 in 88 quadrillion, or 1 in 88,412,922,115,183,000 to be precise.

- The line will be long at Bluebird Liquor and many other stores that carry lottery tickets, as people are hoping to strike it rich as the end of the year approaches.

There was one Match 5 + Power Play victor for $2 million in Georgia.

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