Mega Millions and Powerball Combine for Over $600 Million

Written by: Trey Killian | March 6th, 2018

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Mega Millions and Powerball Combine for Over $600 Million

It’s an exciting time to play an American lottery as the current jackpots for the most popular lotto games in the world, Powerball and Mega Millions, equal up to over $600 million when combined. Powerball is reporting an estimated jackpot of $350 million while Mega Millions is reporting a jackpot of $265 million!

With so much money on the line this week thanks to the massive jackpots up for grabs, there’s plenty of opportunities to cash in. Options are even available whether you live in Massachusetts, where a $758.7 million ticket was claimed last year, or live across the pond in Manchester or Cork, all thanks to online lottery services.

U.S. Lotteries No Stranger to Big Jackpots

Both draws reached this benchmark late last year and saw big winners in January as a $559.7 million winning ticket was purchased in New Hampshire and a $450 million winning ticket was sold in Florida. Around two years ago, Powerball offered a mind-blowing $1.6 billion record-setting jackpot that ended up being spit by three winners.

Mega Millions has also recently reached the half a billion dollar plateau in recent years. Both Mega Millions and Powerball actually raised the prices of their tickets not long ago and as a result, the odds for jackpots dropped making wins more plausible. Said Mega Millions president Debbie D. Alford at the time:

“We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing jackpots.”

Tickets currently cost two dollars in the States, but overseas lottery players can participate in a number of ways.

Options available for Non-U.S. Players

There’s no question that the lottery is growing by leap and bounds in Europe as last fall saw the largest jackpot ever for the popular EuroMillions game. But in terms of jackpot size, no one beats the U.S and the good news is, even if you don’t live in the U.S. you can partake in all the fun and take a chance on the life-changing jackpots.

With lottery concierge services, non-U.S. players can buy tickets remotely with a guarantee that they’ll receive their winnings should their numbers be called. Also, lottery betting options are readily available for those who wish to be on the odds of select lotto numbers being called. Sites like the Lotter, Multi Lotto and Jackpot.com all offer concierge options for Mega Millions and Powerball.

Last month’s Powerball numbers as revealed on March 3rd were 13, 17, 25, 36, 40 and 05, while Mega Millions numbers, revealed on March 2nd, were 24, 28, 42, 60, 64, and 08. The next drawing will take place Tuesday night, the 6th, for Mega Millions and tomorrow (March 7th) for the epic Powerball jackpot.

Drawings for Powerball occur every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET while Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m ET. The odds of winning Mega Millions with one ticket are 1 in 302,575,350 and for Powerball 1 in 292,201,338. But don't let that scare you away from the action!

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