Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Soar Over $400 Million
SAN ANGELO, TX-- If you haven't bought your tickets, you might want to.
For the first time ever, both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have eclipsed $400 million at the same time.
Currently the Powerball jackpot is sitting at $460 million, while the Mega Millions jackpot resides at a modest $418 million.
So far, local vendors say there has not been a major uptick in sales for the two games, but most of them expect a flurry of players later on in the day.
This event, the first of it's kind, gives players a choice at which game to target.
On one hand, the Powerball has the higher jackpot at $460 million, but a lower chance of winning at odds of 1 in 292,202,338.
On the other hand, Mega Millions gives players a slightly higher chance of winning at odds of 1 in 258,890,850, but a payoff of $42 million less.