The jackpot for Mega Millions is this high because prices went from $1 to $2 a ticket in October.
"When the jackpots reach these levels, everyone starts to daydream about what they would do if they won", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director, said in a statement. The odds of winning that one are 1 in 302 million. Naji said. "If you get lucky, you get lucky".
Mega Millions has rolled over 23 consecutive times and Powerball has rolled over 20 straight.
"We never have had the jackpot but we are hoping it's this time", Green said. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket.
"I bought 20-something dollars worth of merchandise", he said as he held a brown bag of items he picked up while across the state line.
"I don't play much, but when the number is this big, I'll take a chance", added Singh. "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation". At Schnucks on Rockton Ave., players say the jackpot is too big to skip out on.
Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots increased after no winners were drawn earlier this week.
Whether you're planning to keep the winnings for yourself, or maybe you're part of an office pool, Donna Bragg with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery says, a lot more than just the winners reap the benefits of the lottery in Arkansas.
Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit.
The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots hover around and exceed the $500 million mark. What's wrong with the minimum $15 million under the old Mega Millions system, the one with fewer numbers and a better chance of winning?
But the odds of winning?