BRAINTREE (CBS) – The two biggest lottery games are both offering eye-popping jackpots to kick off 2018.

The Mega Millions jackpot rose to an estimated $361 million ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing, lottery officials say. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $225.9 million.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is an estimated $440 million. That’s the highest it’s been since August, when one ticket for the $758.7 million jackpot was sold in Chicopee.

Tickets for both games sell for $2.


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