Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both top $300 million, a first

For the first time, U. S. lottery players will have a choice of games providing jackpots topping $300 million.

Within the seven years since all Oughout. S. lotteries began selling each Powerball and Mega Millions seat tickets, both games have never offered awards so large at the same time.

The jackpot to get Tuesday night’s Mega Millions sketching is an estimated $350 million, as well as the top prize for Wednesday nights Powerball drawing is $307 mil. Those prizes are based on annuity choices, paid over 29 years. Money prizes would be an estimated $218. a few million for Mega Millions plus $193. 2 million for Powerball.

Naturally , even with more options for giant pay-out odds, the odds of winning a jackpot feature remain abysmal at one within 258. 9 million for Super Millions and one in 292. two million for Powerball.