Mega Millions Lottery: Winning chances increase for $2.25 billion jackpot

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Since nobody won Friday's Mega Millions drawing for a $1 billion jackpot, the estimated prize Tuesday night will be a record $1.6 billion. Mega Millions is now offering a potential prize of $1.6 billion. But like Mega Millions, no one took home Powerball and the pot continues to rise.

Powerball officials reported that there were no winners and estimated that Wednesday's drawing would be worth $620 million.

The first five balls were drawn from a pool of 69 and the Powerball from a pool of 26, making the odds of getting all six number correct 292,201,338 to 1, according to the Powerball website.

Tonya Jimenez, assistant manager at Beavers Market in Fort Collins, Colorado, said all three registers were going Saturday, a day after the store sold 220 tickets.

But if you are itching to play, you could win even more on Tuesday.

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"They don't know what to do".

The chance of winning Mega Millions now stands at one in over 302 million, but many say they're still willing to put their money down on a chance at instant wealth.

The odds of winning the jackpot are about one in 302 million but, with so many tickets being purchased, the likelihood of rollover becomes increasingly slim.

The current jackpot been growing since July, when some California office workers won $543 million.

"I wouldn't be surprised if it gets hit", Gentry said. The games are played in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.