Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots total more than $800 million

9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot sits at $361 million.

For those who want to play, tickets must be purchased by Tuesday at 10:45 p.m. for Mega Millions, Wednesday at 9:50 p.m. for Powerball, and Wednesday at 10:45 p.m. for Megabucks Doubler.

That makes it more likely for the grand total to roll into the next drawing. The cash value of the January 2 Mega Millions drawing will be $225 million.

Today could be your lucky day and 2018 could turn into the best year of your life.

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Indeed, Business Insider looked at the similarly large jackpots before last weekend's drawings and concluded that, even though the headline prizes are getting pretty big, the math suggests buying a ticket is not a winning bet.

Classic Lotto's jackpot has increased to a relatively modest $26.3 million after no tickets matched Monday's winning numbers of 13-16-22-28-39-45 Kicker 118639. It was sold in MA.

Two big lottery jackpots are up for grab this week. The record Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million - three tickets shared that jackpot on March 30, 2012. SiLive will also post the winning numbers. Multipliers are available in all states offering the games except California, which bans the type of fixed prize payouts awarded by multipliers.

On Saturday night, no one matched all six Powerball numbers, sending Wednesday's drawing to $440 million.

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