With no Wednesday victor, Powerball jackpot grows

This is the sixth largest jackpot in the game's history.

After no one won Wednesday's Powerball jackpot, the top prize for Saturday's drawing has grown to an estimated $356 million.

Lottery officials are citing strong sales for the reason Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to $393 million.

Both jackpots are more than $350 million for the first time ever.

The prizes are based on winners taking an annuity with the prize money being paid out over 29 years.

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Meanwhile, there was no victor in Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot, which jumped to $382 million.

Because if you're going to dream of winning a lottery fortune, why not dream of winning two?

That's only for those who win jackpots of a $1 million or more. The Mega Million odds are slightly better - only 1 in 259 million. Because if you're going to dream of winning a lottery fortune, why not dream of winning two?

1 in 75 quadrillion. Those are also about the same odds as being struck by a meteorite and attacked by a shark - at the same time, according to CNNMoney.

  • Adam Floyd