The two largest multi-state lottery games in the United States cost about $500,000 each, which is very rare. The Mega Millions and Powerball games are both the third time in history that the US$400 million mark has been crossed simultaneously. This is the first time since 2018.
Friday’s Super Millionaire’s 01/08/21 jackpot is worth $510 million and the cash option is worth $377.4 million. The value of the Powerball jackpot on Saturday 01/09/21 is estimated to be US$470 million, and the value of the cash options is US$362.7 million.
The sum of these two awards is US$980 million, and the total cash option is US$740.1 million. For anyone, this is not a lot of money.
These are crazy figures about how much money. According to the Powerball website, if you were to stack piles of $1
What if the $980 million were collectively won by the luckiest people in the world? Well, if two of the towers are stacked on top of each other, then a stack of $100 bills can reach the top of Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower).
That is a lot of money.
Both the Mega Millions and Powerball Awards are higher than any bonuses in the 2020 calendar year. Before showing you the short rules of each game, let us show you the crazy odds of winning one of the big lottery games.
The National Weather Service stated that you are more likely to be struck by lightning 250 times before winning any awards. According to CDC data, your chance of getting injured in the bathroom is 30,000 times higher, and the chance of dying from a shark is 80 times higher (Florida Shark Museum).
But eventually someone will win it, right?
The last Mega Millions grand prize winner came from a lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin on 15/20, 2009, with a total value of US$119 million. This is only the fifth Mega Million award won in the 2020 calendar year.
Here are the five Mega Million awards won in 2020:
- $119 million-September 15 in Wisconsin
- $22 million-July 31 in California
- $124 million-July 24 in New Jersey
- $410 million-June 9 in Arizona
- $202 million-February 11 in New Jersey
The last winning Powerball ticket was sold on August 12, 2020, with a total prize money of US$169 million. That ticket was sold in Florida.
In 2020, there are only five Powerball Grand Prize winners. They are:
- $169 million-August 12 in Florida
- $22 million in Wisconsin on June 10
- $190 million-April 8 in New Jersey
- $70 million-February 12 in Michigan
- $394 million-in Florida in January
Under normal circumstances, the minimum prize for each game will be reset to 40 million US dollars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Powerball officials to cut the minimum jackpot in half, starting with the jackpot on 20/11/04.
Super Millionaire is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of the two largest lottery jackpot games in the United States. The Mega Millions award starts at US$20 million, while other awards use Megaplier to increase from US$1 million to US$2 million or more. The ticket price is US$2 per line, and the odds of winning the US$2 Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 303 million. For more information about Mega Millions, or to view your past figures, please visit their website.
Powerball is another multi-state lottery that also starts at $20 million. The drawings were released shortly after 11 p.m. EST on Wednesday and Saturday. This is the Powerball website for more information or to view past winning numbers.
There are 9 ways to win money in a powerball game. Only getting Powerball with no other numbers will pay $4, and if you buy Power Game with extra dollars, you will get more. For a ball plus a powerball, the payout is the same, and using two correct numbers or three correct numbers for a powerball instead of a powerball pays $7.
If all five white, numbered balls are selected, but the red powerball is incorrect, the payout is $1 million, and if the power game is selected, the payout is higher.
Just a month ago, on December 8, 2020, the total jackpot had just exceeded 500 million US dollars. Now, both are over or close to the mark.