MegaMillions + Powerball Jackpots = More than $780 Million

Lines at your local lottery ticket counters may be long today, reports Westwood One.
No ticket hit all six numbers in Friday night’s MegaMillions drawing, meaning tonight’s drawing will be for a 343-million dollar jackpot – worth a cash option of about 215-million. Right now, both the Mega Millions and Powerball drawings have a combined jackpot of more than $780 million. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated $440 million after no winner was drawn Saturday. Revamps to the country’s two big lottery games in recent years decreased the odds of winning their respective top prizes, though officials point out they have increased the number of winners – who score smaller prizes ranging from $1 to $5 million.