Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343 million

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

The cash payout is $278.3 million, minus taxes. The Powerball jackpot during that run-up in 2017 reached $758.7 million and became the largest lottery jackpot in the world ever won by a single ticket. In the wake of his successful prize collection in OR, theLotter established a large operation in that state from which it safely and securely purchases its clients' USA lottery tickets! The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million.

The jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing is at $361 million.

Math still suggests buying a lottery ticket is a losing bet. It has a $215 million cash option and the drawing is Tuesday evening. No ticket won all six numbers in Friday night's drawing.

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The odds of a $2 ticket hitting the jackpot are more than 292 million to 1. It was sold in MA.

Without a victor, both lottery games have fattened, with top prizes well above $300 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since October 17 and has rolled 22 times. Eastern Time and Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m.

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