There is nearly $ 1 billion up for grabs between the two largest lottery jackpots in the country.
The Mega Millions grand prize has been revised up to $ 520 million due to strong ticket sales. The next drawing will be on Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time. The jackpot for Powerball is $ 470 million. The next drawing will be on Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
If you have financial problems, spending money (including stimulus checks) on lottery tickets is not advisable, experts say. The bottom line is that your chances of winning are slim: In Mega Millions, the chance that a single ticket will match all six numbers is 1 in 302 million. For Powerball, it’s 1 in 292 million.