Powerball set to roll for $550 million

Powerball set to roll for $550 million

No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25.

"When the jackpots reach these levels, everyone starts to daydream about what they would do if they won", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director, said in a statement.

While the number of white balls available to be drawn decreased from 75 to 70, the number of Mega Ball numbers climbed to 25 from 15.

Those are the two games with the largest payouts offered by the N.C. Education Lottery, and both are sold in many other states.

With the changes, the odds of winning the jackpot are longer, but players have a better chance at snagging smaller prizes that come with matching some - but not all - of the winning numbers.

Tickets for each drawing can be purchased up until one hour before drawing.

Amazon Alexa is coming to your microwave, for some reason
You might, for example, tell Alexa to set the microwave for 3 minutes or ask Alexa to preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Now Amazon is making strides to expand that trend beyond lights, door locks and televisions, and into the kitchen.

Hollywood actresses, writers launch project to fight sexual harassment
The meetings reportedly began in October, shortly after Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexual assault. Witherspoon said that in the past women have been "siloed off from each other".

Supermoon to usher in the new year
This evening, pictures show the blood-red moon rising over Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear. "It didn't look at all brighter than normal". January ends with another supermoon that's also a blue moon - the term for the second full moon within a month.

Casey Tracy drove almost two hours from West Jordan for his chance to win big. "They've never both been this high at the same time".

If someone hits the jackpot, it will be the 10th largest prize in USA lottery history.

Follow the drawing, MLive will publish an update in the morning that includes whether or not anyone won the jackpot. It's now the fourth biggest MegaMillions prize ever and the 13th largest jackpot in U.S History. There were five tickets worth $1 million each sold in Florida, California, North Carolina, New York and OR, and another ticket in Florida is worth $2 million. The odds of picking the right six numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot are 303 million to 1, the game said.

The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million.

"People don't even realize there are secondary prizes", said Jacobson.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kmart stores closing in NC, including one in the greater Triangle
Jan 06, 2018 - 02:45
Sears Holding has announced that it will be closing 64 Kmart stores across the country including the one in Cabot. But the Bellingham and Burlington Macy's stores and the Bellingham Kmart are safe for now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SpaceX says that Falcon Heavy will debut at January end
Jan 05, 2018 - 14:30
Musk announced back in December that the rocket will carry his sports vehicle Tesla Roadster and will orbit past Mars. As SpaceX has pointed out, getting all 27 Merlin engines to ignite in unison is vital to the success of the launch.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea agrees to talks after US, South Korea postpone military drills
Jan 05, 2018 - 14:25
Her statement comes after Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to respond to Kim's claim that he possesses a nuclear button on his desk. He would then transmit the launch order to the Pentagon and Strategic Command.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Joe Thornton has chunk ripped out magnificent beard in brawl
Jan 05, 2018 - 14:21
As for the beard-pulling, Kadri pleaded ignorance. "I ended up with a piece of it in my hand". "By no means did I expect that". Babcock has coached both players many times in worldwide play. "I didn't let it affect me", he said.

Apple Eases Code Development For App Store Devs With Buddybuild Acquisition
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:59
However, 2017 proved to be an unusually good year for Apple's app store, since for the first time it overtook its closest rival. Stewart Butterfield has served as an advisor for the company, and Slack has become one of its more prominent clients.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pregnant Khloe Kardashian shares wedding plans
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:55
KHLOE Kardashian is going through the stage that all pregnant mothers go through: agonising over baby names. Still, it looks like Kris is at the top of the list of family members Khloe wants to have by her side.

Game of Thrones won't return until 2019
Jan 05, 2018 - 13:25
If reports are to be believed, the episodes of the upcoming series will be longer compared to the previous ones. A seven-episode seventh season hit screens last summer and the final run will extend over just six episodes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tennessee's Justin Timberlake announces new album
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:01
Man of the Woods will be Timberlake's follow-up to The 20/20 Experience , which was released in 2013. Also involved: Timberlake's wife, Jessica Biel-in a cowboy hat, naturally-and son, Silas .

Russian Daily Oil Output Edges Up in 2017 to 30-Year High
Jan 03, 2018 - 01:53
WTI prices were further boosted by an EIA report of a 4.6 million barrel weekly drop in US commercial crude storage levels. Iranian oil industry and shipping sources said protests have had no impact on oil production or exports so far.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican Senator, to retire
Jan 03, 2018 - 01:53
Hatch also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and was at the centre of numerous biggest confirmation battles. Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been considering a 2018 run for his seat.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Haley: Freedom Is 'Under Attack' in Iran, Leader's Statement Is 'Complete Nonsense'
Jan 03, 2018 - 01:48
South Korea today offered talks with North Korea next week amid a standoff over its weapons programmes. Here are the messages that they're chanting today: "All these brigades have come out to the streets".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fog delays 400 trains and 500 flights
Jan 02, 2018 - 11:59
Five domestic and seven global flights were delayed, while one has been cancelled in the wake of thick fog, ANI reported. This is also an improvement, as RVR was in the range of 50-100 metres in the last two days.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Irish manufacturing growth ends 2017 at record high
Jan 02, 2018 - 11:54
A PMI sub-reading for production fell to 54 from 54.3 in November, but was bang in line with the average over the last six months. According to anecdotal evidence, new business inflows were underpinned by greater demand from home and worldwide markets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim says U.S. should know North Korean nuclear force a reality
Jan 02, 2018 - 11:54
But many North Korea watchers say the young leader's two-track approach is a ploy to shake the South Korea-U.S. alliance. He also did not touch on Kim's demand that Seoul cancel its annual joint military exercises with the United States .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LGD unveils 88-inch 8K OLED display
Jan 02, 2018 - 11:52
OLED panels can easily overcome this issue as OLEDs are self-emissive and require much less power than backlit LCD panels. With over 33 million pixels at their disposal, the TV would certainly provide users with plenty of resolution to enjoy.