Mega Millions, Powerball Carrying Giant Jackpots

BOSTON (CBS) – There are two very large lottery jackpots up for grabs this weekend.

Mega Millions will be drawn Friday night with a jackpot of $304 million at stake.

Powerball is Saturday night with a $125 million prize.

Tickets are $1 each, but the odds of winning are very, very slim.

Powerball’s odds are 1 in 195,249,054.

They’re a bit better for Mega Millions – 1 in 175,711,536.

Even if you don’t match every number you can still win something.

A ticket bought at the Market Basket on Mishawum Road in Woburn matched all five Power Ball numbers drawn Wednesday night, missing only the Power Ball to win $200,000.

“(But) because the player used the Power Play option the prize increased to $1 million. This is the first $1 million Powerball prize won in Massachusetts since the game became available to the state’s players in January 2010,” Massachusetts Lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan said in a statement Thursday.

The store will also receive a $10,000 commission on the sale of the ticket.

  • Bubbalu

    It only takes one ticket and then you can tell your boss what you really think of him or her.

  • emom

    HHMMM with a huge jackpot like that , it would be awesome if say about 100 folks got a piece of it. Even a small sizable amount would help those in need. I know I could certainly use some of it. I wouldnt want that huge jackpot, I could never fully use all of it. Sure it would be a great nest egg for years to come, But even with a much smaller amount you can still use it and live off of it, Its just a matter of how you invest what you get. Yeah give me a sizable portion and I gaurentee It would go to good use. I dont need to much.

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