Two large lottery jackpots up for grabs to start 2018

Two large lottery jackpots up for grabs to start 2018

Two large lottery jackpots up for grabs to start 2018

The cash payout is $225 million.

theLotter hit headlines around the world when an Iraqi man scooped up the $8 million Cdn. jackpot through the service in December 2015.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Almost $800 million is up for grabs between the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots.

And Americans do love buying lottery tickets.

A combined $801 million will be up for grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions and Wednesday's Powerball drawings, seen live on Channel 7 before Eyewitness News at 11.

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The very next Mega Millions drawing was won by a single lottery ticket sold in IL.

That means it is more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing - increasing jackpots.

While the chance of winning either game is very low, and the chance of winning both is very, very, very low - 1 in 88 quadrillion, or 1 in 88,412,922,115,183,000 to be precise. SiLive will also post the winning numbers. Eastern Time and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m.

If the jackpot is won, it would be the eighth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

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