Powerball jackpot continues to rise

Powerball jackpot continues to rise

An unclaimed Mega Millions ticket worth $1,000 sold in Kansas for the drawing on Tuesday, lottery officials said.

Players chasing big dreams can play both games for $3, lottery officials say. That's the sixth-largest jackpot in the game's 15-year history.

If there is one victor, he or she can choose the jackpot, which is paid out over 30-years, or a one-time lump sum cash option of $238 million.

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The prizes are based on winners taking an annuity with the prize money being paid out over 29 years.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Powerball website.

Of course, if you win the Mega Millions top prize, you will be able to laugh at that poor sap who "only" won $356 million while you cash in a $382 million golden ticket.

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"Winning both jackpots is something fun to daydream about, but it's perhaps the ultimate long shot", Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said. Your odds are slightly better if you play Mega Millions: about one in 258 million.

1 in 75 quadrillion.

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