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Mega Millions' jackpot rises to $450M, Powerball up to $570M

Mega Millions' jackpot rises to $450M, Powerball up to $570M

Proceeds from the lottery tickets sales go back to programs, including Voices for CASA, which supports the state's children in foster care, preserving Arizona's handsome parks and at-risk species and more.

New year, new chance to become a millionaire.

"The largest Powerball prize ever awarded in Kentucky was $128 million several years ago to a couple out of Georgetown".

"It's the dreams, thinking what you could do with that money, imagining the possibilities", he said.

Tickets for each drawing can be purchased up until one hour before drawing.

The Mega Millions drawing is Friday and the Powerball is Saturday night.

"I got the hope and belief in Jesus, so I know I got to have the winning ticket for tonight", says Vincent Sanders.

"This is my first time playing either one, so I'm having fun", Halliburton said.

"90 percent of it I would give away".

What we now have is two Powerball lotteries. I could help some friends and then enjoy the rest of the $10 million or so I would take home after taxes. "So if I win, I guarantee I will start a funding specifically for those two". At Schnucks on Rockton Ave., players say the jackpot is too big to skip out on. "Can you really spend that much money?"

Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit.

Why did officials have to go making it tougher to win the Mega Millions jackpot-and up the tickets from $1 to $2 (the same as Powerball).

If no one gets the winning numbers, it will roll over and could reach $720 million.

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.


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