This marks the third time that both lottery jackpots have totaled more than $400 million at the same time.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night’s drawing is $432 million, while the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is $410 million.
Good Morning America‘s TJ Holmes explained why we haven’t seen very big jackpots during the pandemic.
He said that the jackpots have been smaller because not as many people are going out to buy tickets. “You have to buy the tickets to get the jackpots up, but you have to get the jackpots up to get people to buy more tickets!” he said.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.
The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
You can watch the next Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday night right before Eyewitness News at 11. The next Powerball drawing airs Wednesday before Eyewitness News at 11.
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