Lottery fever is back: Mega Millions, Powerball grand prizes both top $500 million

Lottery fever is back in New Jersey, and just about every other state in the U.S., as both the Mega Millions and Powerball have grand prizes of over $500 million.

News 12 Staff

Jan 12, 2021, 5:33 PM

Updated 1,284 days ago

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Lottery fever is back in New Jersey, and just about every other state in the U.S., as both the Mega Millions and Powerball have grand prizes of over $500 million.
The jackpot for the Mega Millions’ drawing tonight has climbed to $615 million. The top prize in the Powerball game reached $550 million ahead of Wednesday’s drawing.
It has been nearly two years since the two national lottery games offered such giant prizes, and only the second time both jackpots have topped $500 million.
“It’s been a long time since, a long time since we’ve seen both of them over half a billion,” says Anthony Catananzi, of Fords. “Yeah. Well, this might be my lucky day. Then again, it could be yours too.”
The odds of winning are around 300 million to one. 


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