Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B

Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B

Lottery Fever Sweeps Stateline, Combined Jackpot $1B

Friday, January 5th, there are back to back lottery jackpots that are in the hundreds of millions of dollars - and that fever is burning twice as hot.

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots hover around and exceed the $500 million mark.

Jackpot for the Friday night drawing has grown even bigger since nobody had the winning numbers in its Tuesday drawing.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday is now $570 million, with a cash option of $358.5 million. The cut-off for sales is 9:58 p.m. Saturday for Powerball and 10:44 p.m. tonight for Mega Millions. No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25.

That means that one ticket-holder (there could be more than one winner) will get more than $400 million if he or she had the right numbers.

US lottery players on Friday and Saturday night will get two shots at record Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots that together topped $1 billion after going months without a victor. Naji said. "If you get lucky, you get lucky".

Once in a blue moon
The commonly used definition of a supermoon is any full moon that falls within the 90% of the lunar orbit closest to Earth. On January 31, a rare and attractive celestial event, which only occurs once every 150 years , will be viewable from Earth.

"From the start, Nevada was against lotteries, it's very interesting, there was a tolerance of legal gambling, legal gaming in casinos early on", said David Schwartz, director, UNLV Center for Gaming Research.

The odds of a single ticket hitting all six numbers in the Powerball are 292 million to 1, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

Recent big Powerball wins in North Dakota include a $100,000 Powerball with Power Play purchased from a Superpumper in Minot on December 30.

"We drove all the way here to win the big jackpot", Hurtado said.

"(It's about) making themselves rich", Ashraf said about people playing more around that time period.

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