Arkansas Powerball reaches $570M, Mega Millions at $450M

Arkansas Powerball reaches $570M, Mega Millions at $450M

Lottery retailers saying that's prompting many players to put down money on both.

Winning a portion of the largest jackpot ever can cause some legal issues and unwanted advances from some who want a cut of the prize.

New year, new chance to become a millionaire.

The fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history is up for grabs Friday night, January 5 as players will try to win $450 million. The insane jackpots mark the third time in lottery history that the two combined have reached nearly one billion dollars. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn.

The Arkansas Powerball is up to $570 million and counting.

Fifteen million dollars is a manageable amount. "Obviously the tax would take quite a bit of it, but the rest of it, I would give away to charity", echoed Travers.

My point here is that I would rather see more $15 million winners than see only two or three $400 winners each year. Don't make it too hard for somebody to win. This is still fifth-largest jackpot in Powerball history and the seventh-largest jackpot in US lottery history. If nobody wins Friday's Mega Millions jackpot or Saturday night's Powerball jackpot, the Mega Millions jackpot will roll to at least an estimated $560 million for Tuesday's draw, and the Powerball jackpot would roll to, at the very least, an estimated $725 million for Wednesday's draw.

"I figure taxes and stuff, it's worth it when it gets up to $300 million or so", said Nate Boos, bought lottery ticket.

What we now have is two Powerball lotteries.

Jimmy Kied has never sold a jackpot winning ticket at Gabe Mart on Jones Franklin Road in Raleigh, but the store has sold several tickets that won smaller prizes, he said.

If no one gets the winning numbers, it will roll over and could reach $720 million.

I would never have been too proud to take home a mere $15 million.

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