More Rollovers: Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total almost $700M

But the odds of winning either lottery aren't as good as they used to be.

Friday's Mega Millions drawing has an estimated jackpot prize of $306 million, which if won would be the 13th largest prize in the 15 year history of the game, lottery officials said.

On Saturday, the drawing for the $384 million Powerball jackpot will be held, with the lump-sum cash option at an estimated $242.9 million. Its next drawing comes Saturday night. But it's about to become more common. This was the largest jackpot ever won on a single ticket in United States history.

It takes $2 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

"Back in late October the play went for a dollar a play to two dollars a play and the whole idea was to increase the jackpot". And so far it has worked.

$306 million...that's what is up for grabs this Friday, December 29th via Mega Millions.

Louisiana is no stranger to lotto winners, with a $191 million Powerball victor from Eunice back in October. The last victor was on October 13, when two tickets split a $43 million jackpot. For Powerball, it's one in roughly 292 million. The upcoming jackpot is the game's highest since August 11, when there was a $393 million win off of a ticket sold in IL.

Hagerty said the last time a Virginian won the Mega Millions jackpot was back in July 2016.

Anyone interesting in participating in the drawings can buy tickets at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.

For office pools, if you can't get a "formal agreement in writing", make sure to document who put in money and how much they paid by taking a picture or a video with your phone and having everyone agree "on camera" to share equally the jackpot, if won.

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