A Powerball lottery ticket is printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Northbrook, Ill. Lottery officials said the grand prize for Wednesday night's drawing has reached $700 million. The second -largest on record for any U.S. lottery game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
- There were no big winners in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot will grow to $750 million, lottery officials say.
- The new prize marks the fifth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history, officials say. The Powerball jackpot isn’t far behind with $550 million up for grabs in Wednesday’s drawing.
- While winning either jackpot would be nice, it should be noted it’s far from easy. The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292.2 million, lottery officials say. The odds of winning Mega Millions are even worse at one in 302.5 million, they add.
- Is playing the lottery gambling? How often do you buy tickets?