Mega Millions jackpot at $361M for winning numbers drawing tonight

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

For only the second time in history, USA lottery players have two opportunities to try for jackpots exceeding $300 million.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot to date was $656 million for the March 30, 2012 drawing.

There was also no victor in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, which puts Wednesday night's jackpot at about $440 million.

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It's a huge amount of money, but the big jackpots are more common than they used to be. No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25. Mega Millions changed the way the game is played last October and they now offer more numbers to choose from, making the jackpot harder to hit and more likely to roll over to the next drawing.

The Mega Millions jackpot rose to an estimated $361 million ahead of Tuesday night's drawing, lottery officials say. No ticket won all six numbers in Friday night's drawing.

Tickets for each game are $2. With slightly better odds than the Powerball game, it's rare that months pass without someone winning a Mega Millions jackpot. Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers. Eastern Time and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m.

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