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Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot

Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot

The next Powerball drawing is on Wednesday.

This week's billion-dollar haul includes the largest prize in U.S. lottery history.

The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in US history. Reports indicate that almost 280 million tickets were purchased for the drawing.

But if you are itching to play, you could win even more on Tuesday. According to the N.C. Education Lottery, which offers Mega Millions tickets, a single victor in Friday's drawing would have received $565.6 million if they took the cash option. The last time anyone won the Powerball was on August 11th in NY for $245 million.

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At some point someone is going to win the lottery, aren't they?

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

On Saturday a ticket purchased in Knoxville won $2 million dollars by matching all five white numbers drawn just one number shy of the jackpot.

There were a number of runner-up prizes.

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As more tickets sell before the draw on Tuesday, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers.

With no winning ticket picked Saturday, the combined total between the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries has now reached a mind-blowing $2.2 billion.

The Mega Millions' odds were lowered a year ago to 1-in-303 million from 1-in-259 million, to generate larger prizes.

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