The final time each Powerball and Mega Thousands and thousands had jackpots above $400 million concurrently was again in October 2018.
WASHINGTON — UPDATE Sunday Jan. 10: There was no winner for the Powerball jackpot drawing on Saturday. The subsequent estimated Powerball jackpot is $550 million, and the following estimated Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot is $600 million.
The Powerball and Mega Thousands and thousands jackpots are each persevering with to dazzle 2021 as they rise to astronomical numbers, with some traditionally giant paydays now up for grabs.
It was solely the third time in historical past, when the Powerball and Mega Thousands and thousands jackpots topped $400 million on the identical time, a feat not reached since Oct. 2018. However, now after Saturday’s Powerball drawing has nonetheless not turned up a winner, and the identical for Friday’s Mega Thousands and thousands drawing, the Powerball jackpot is now at $550 million, that is doubtlessly the ninth largest high prize within the sport’s historical past.
With the Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot now at $600 million, that is simply the fourth time within the sport’s historical past that the jackpot has reached that milestone.
Whereas the push of pooling along with buddies and associates to play, or going out for tickets by yourself is enjoyable, the chances of successful are literally not in your favor.
The chances of successful the Powerball grand prize are 1-in-292,201,338. That sounds tough, however contemplate this: the chances of filling out an ideal March Insanity bracket are 1-in-9.2 quintillion (in the event you flip a coin on each sport).
The chances of successful the Mega Thousands and thousands grand prize are 1 in 302,575,350.
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So general, you’ve gotten fairly low odds of successful both jackpot. Actually, listed here are three issues which might be more likely to occur in comparison with the slim possibilities of successful the lottery.
- Based on CDC numbers, you’re about 30,000 instances extra more likely to get injured in your lavatory, a 1 in 10 thousand probability, in comparison with successful the Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot.
- Nationwide Climate Service Information reveals you are about 250 instances extra more likely to be struck by lightning this 12 months with odds of 1 in 1,171,000.
- A “Jaws” state of affairs, or loss of life by shark assault, is 80 instances extra doubtless in accordance with the Florida Shark Museum with odds of about 1 in 3,748,067.
As you possibly can see, it is pretty unlikely that any of these issues will occur to you, but it surely’s massively extra unlikely which you can win one or each of the jackpots.