Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

The jackpot starts at $40 million and grows a minimum of $10 million between rolls and with proceeds from ticket sales.

A Mega Millions tickets costs $2. Powerball has odds of one in 292.2 million.

"You've got a chance".

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

It became even more hard to hit a Mega Millions jackpot beginning with the October 31 drawing when the matrix of balls was altered.

"I only play a few times a year, when (the jackpot) gets big", Pinter also said.

Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets
Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

"We have had significant jumps in the jackpots over the past couple of days, which is something we don't really see at midweek increase", said Chris Rogers, the deputy director of products and marketing for the Arizona Lottery.

"I got five tickets for each one", said Tom Pinter. $400 million or something. At Schnucks on Rockton Ave., players say the jackpot is too big to skip out on.

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots now total more than $950 million combined.

Whether you're planning to keep the winnings for yourself, or maybe you're part of an office pool, Donna Bragg with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery says, a lot more than just the winners reap the benefits of the lottery in Arkansas. "If I win, I will tell my kids and grandkids I won, and then I'm out of here!" "Obviously the tax would take quite a bit of it, but the rest of it, I would give away to charity", echoed Travers.

Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing is worth $450 million, the fifth largest in the game's history. The largest Powerball jackpot ever recorded was $1.586 billion in a win last January. And nearly no one wins either.

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