Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots almost $800 million combined; Ohio Lottery results

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots almost $800 million combined; Ohio Lottery results

The odds of winning the Mega Millions are 1 in 302,575,350, according to CNBC.

This week they'll also be putting cash down on the Mega Millions for a jackpot that has soared to $343 million, the eight largest in Mega Millions history.

Both lotteries are played in multiple states, including California. The cash option is about $225 million.

Math still suggests buying a lottery ticket is a losing bet.

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There were no winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the grand prize in that game has now reached $440 million ahead of another drawing Wednesday.

The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won at $42 million on October 13; that prize was shared by winners in MI and Rhode Island. Three players from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland split the jackpot. Players who purchase the multiplier can have their winning non-jackpot prizes multiplied by the random multiplier number drawn that evening. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-13,983,816.

The Powerball drawing on Wednesday will be the 20th since the last winning ticket was sold. No ticket won all six numbers in Friday night's drawing.

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