$300M in lotto cash has players dreaming big

August 12, 2009 2:59:22 PM PDT
The jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions continue to grow. More than $300-million is up for grabs, and if lady luck is on your side you may just win a piece of it. A lot of people were hitting the lottery machines ahead of the Powerball drawing tonight.

No one has won the Powerball big jackpot since before the 4th of July. So, tonight's drawing, which you can watch on 6abc right before Action News at 11, has rolled over and over.

If you win it all and take the annuity your payout will be $186-million. If you opt for the cash, it'll be a cool $91-and-a-half million.

But remember, your odds of winning are one in 195,000,000.

Powerball isn't your only chance to win big bucks. No one won last night's Mega Millions drawing in New Jersey. So that'll be rolling over as well.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night and will be worth $146-million.


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