Proceeds from the lottery tickets sales go back to programs, including Voices for CASA, which supports the state's children in foster care, preserving Arizona's lovely parks and at-risk species and more.
"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 are one in 292.2 million. Naji said. "If you get lucky, you get lucky". For an extra dollar, the player can upgrade their card to a Power Play ticket, which will multiply winnings on all prizes besides the grand prize up to five times.
Mega Millions has rolled over 23 consecutive times and Powerball has rolled over 20 straight. "It's a insane time when the jackpots get this high", she said.
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Lunchtime at the Riverside Travel Center here sees a lot of in-and-out traffic, and today most of the vehicles in the parking lot had MS license plates. So we have absolutely had Powerball winners.
The most recent Mega Millions jackpot victor was October 13 - more than 12 weeks ago.
"This is my first time playing either one, so I'm having fun", Halliburton said.
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"I don't play much, but when the number is this big, I'll take a chance", added Singh.
"We drove all the way here to win the big jackpot", Hurtado said. "If I win, I will tell my kids and grandkids I won, and then I'm out of here!"
Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit.
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The Mega Millions jackpot now sits at $450 million and the Powerball jackpot has swelled to $570 million. This is still the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the 11th-largest jackpot in US lottery history. And nearly no one wins either.