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Powerball, Mega Millions both above $300 million

Powerball, Mega Millions both above $300 million

The odds of winning the jackpot in that game decreased from 1 in 258.9 million to around 1 in 302.6 million, although officials have said the changes will create higher jackpots and give players better odds of winning secondary prizes like $1 million. People are lining up for a chance to win the $306 million prize.

- The line will be long at Bluebird Liquor and many other stores that carry lottery tickets, as people are hoping to strike it rich as the end of the year approaches. The new optional $3 wager Just the Jackpot allows players to receive two entries for a chance to win the game's jackpot prize only.

Mega Millions has rolled over 21 times, and the Powerball jackpot has rolled 18 times.

The jackpot has been rolling since October 13, when the last jackpot of $42 million was won by players in MI and Rhode Island, according to Mega Millions. Then, pick five lucky numbers from 1 to 70 and one MEGA number from 1 to 25. Pay $2 for each play.

On Saturday the drawing for the $384million Powerball jackpot will be held. Lottery officials say this is just the second time the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are above the $300million mark at the same time

If you have purchased the ticket on your own, sign the back of it immediately.

There are two chances to become a millionaire this weekend, starting with Friday's Mega Millions drawing. Powerball is played in all the same places, plus Puerto Rico.

The move was similar to one made by Powerball in October 2015.

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.

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