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There's a combined $1 billion in Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots. Here are your odds of winning

Key Points
  • For the $654 million Mega Million jackpot, your chance of winning is 1 in 302.6 million. For Powerball's $345 million top prize, it's 1 in 292 million.
  • The chance of winning both is 1 in 88 quadrillion (that's 15 zeros).
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Between the nation's two largest lotteries, there's nearly $1 billion in jackpot money up for grabs. The odds of hitting all winning numbers in either game? Pretty bad.

For the $654 million Mega Million jackpot — which marks the game's second-largest top prize ever — your chance of winning is 1 in 302.6 million. For Powerball's $345 million top prize, it's 1 in 292 million.

The chance of winning both is at least 1 in 88 quadrillion. That's 88 followed by 15 zeros.

Top lottery jackpots obrien

2$758.7 million "Aug. 23 2017 "Powerball MA
3$656 million "Mar. 30 2012 "Mega Millions "KS IL MD "
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5$648 million "Dec. 17 2013 "Mega Millions "CA GA "
6$590.5 million "May 18 2013"Powerball FL
7$587.5 million "Nov. 28 2012 "Powerball "AZ MO "
8$564.1 million "Feb. 11 2015 "Powerball "NC PR TX "
9$559.7 million "Jan. 6 2018 "Powerball NH
10$543 million"July 24 2018"Mega Millions CA

In comparison, your chance of being struck by lightning in your lifetime is 1 in 14,600, according to the National Weather Service.

If no one hits the Mega Millions jackpot, the prize likely would jump past the game's existing record of $656 million in March 2012. In that instance, the amount was split three ways.

Meanwhile, two past Powerball jackpots were even bigger: nearly $1.6 billion in January 2016 and $758.7 million in August 2017.

The next drawings are Tuesday night for Mega Millions and Wednesday night for Powerball.

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