Lotto Mania: Mega Millions hits $900M, Powerball at $430M
A basic Powerball ticket costs $2, and to win it all you'll need to match five numbers (1-69), plus the Powerball (1-25). The odds? 1 in 292,201,338. Assuming you do win the jackpot Saturday, you can take the lump-sum cash option and walk away with a cool $248 million.
A basic Mega Millions ticket also costs $2, and to claim the big prize you'll need to match five numbers (1-70), plus the Mega Ball (1-25). The odds? 1 in 302,575,350. Assuming you win the Mega Millions jackpot Friday, you can take the lump-sum cash option and take home $513 million.
Good luck, and remember us little people!