Mega Millions jackpot reaches $363 million

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

That is, if you hit the jackpot.

Very strong sales across all 46 participating Lottery jurisdictions, which includes 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, were attributed for the increase.

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

On Saturday night, no one matched all six Powerball numbers, sending Wednesday's drawing to $440 million.

The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was a whopping $1.6 billion that was split three ways in 2016.

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Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are $2 per play. It has a $215 million cash option and the drawing is Tuesday evening.

That means it is more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing - increasing jackpots.

The odds of winning jackpots in either game are incredibly small. Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers.

The winning numbers drawn on Friday for the Mega Millions were 4, 10, 18, 28, 62 with a Megaball of 7 and a Megaplier (multiplier) at 2x. The drawing for Powerball is Wednesday night.

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