Mega Millions and Powerball prizes BOTH top $300million for the first time ever
- Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $350million
- The top prize for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is $307million
- Odds of winning a jackpot remain one in 258.9million for Mega Millions and one in 292.2million for Powerball
Lottery players in the US are spoiled for choice this week as both Mega Millions and Powerball offer prizes worth more than $300million.
It is the first time that both lotteries have been offering such generous prizes at the same time.
The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $350million, and the top prize for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is $307million.
Mega Millions and Powerball are both offering prizes of more than $300million for the first time ever (stock image)
Those prizes are based on annuity options, paid over 29 years.
Cash prizes would be an estimated $218.3million for Mega Millions and $193.2million for Powerball.
Of course, even with more options for giant payouts, the odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at one in 258.9million for Mega Millions and one in 292.2million for Powerball.
Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, DC; Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The largest-ever jackpot came in January 2016, for $1.6billion.
In the seven years since all U.S. lotteries began selling both Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, both games have never offered prizes so large at the same time (stock image)
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