How Mega Millions created monstrous jackpots - but made them harder to win

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The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing is now $1.6 billion, and the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is $620 million.

Saturday's Powerball numbers are: 16-54-57-62-69 and Powerball: 23.

The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA.

The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in USA history.

Its jackpot rose on Friday to £360 million ($470m) from £329 million ($430m), with a lump sum value of £205 million ($268.6m).

One Powerball ticket sold in CT is now worth $1 million after Saturday's drawing.

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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. There were $2 million winners in Florida and Tennessee, and $1 million winners in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Washington.

From July 27 through October 16, Mega Millions sales in North Carolina raised an estimated $10.6 million for education, the lottery site said.

The numbers were drawn for what was a $470 million dollar Powerball jackpot Saturday.

The jackpot beats the previous highest, for $1.586 billion Powerball, drawn on January 13, 2016.

The nation's largest lottery jackpots have now rolled for a few months.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since July 24, when a group of 11 workers in California split $543 million.

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