Mega Millions, Powerball Start New Year With Big Jackpots

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The winning numbers for the $384 million Powerball jackpot were drawn Saturday. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013.

Whether you're a lottery player ot not, you might want to buy some tickets.

The Mega Millions is now up to over $360 million and the Powerball is up to over $440 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot rose to an estimated $361 million ahead of Tuesday night's drawing, lottery officials say. When a player wins, he or she is flown to the United States to collect the jackpot in person.

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The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won at $42 million on October 13; that prize was shared by winners in MI and Rhode Island. It has a $215 million cash option and the drawing is Tuesday evening.

That makes it more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing.

The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 30,821,472. SiLive will also post the winning numbers. Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers.

The drawing is at 10 p.m. today.

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