Between the two biggest lottery jackpots in the country, there is almost a billion dollars to be won.
Mega Millions’ first price was revised up on Thursday to $ 510 million due to strong ticket sales. The next draw will be on Friday at 11 p.m. EST. For Powerball, the jackpot is $ 470 million, with the next draw scheduled for Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
If you’re struggling financially, it’s unwise to spend money (including stimulus checks) on lottery tickets, experts say. Ultimately, your chances of winning are minimal: in Mega Millions, the chance of a single ticket matching all six numbers is 1 in 302 million. For Powerball, it’s 1 in 292 million.