Even if you aren’t fortunate enough to win the top reward Saturday, you should get another chance soon: Huge prizes are significantly usual.

Powerball And Mega Millions Jackpots

2 succeeding jackpot tickets were sold in Friday’s $190 million Mega Millions drawing, but even if you aren’t holding those magic numbers in your hand, you have a chance at an even bigger reward Saturday evening.

By Saturday afternoon, the Powerball reward was floating at $600 million– the greatest pot ever before. Last-minute ticket acquisitions should push the prize even higher.

The succeeding number’s in Saturday evening’s Powerball illustration are 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11.

Early Sunday, officials estimated the reward at $590.5 million.

Mike Dunlap, of Asheville, N.C., said he understood exactly what he would do with his windfall.

“I’ll assure you if I win the lotto I’ll quit selling crackers,” stated Dunlap, an entrepreneur who offers for junk food maker Snyder’s-Lance.

Dunlap joined millions of other people across the country who purchased tickets in the added to the illustration and plotted what to do with the profits.

Iznaud Rakiem, 61, a retired forklift driver from Des Moines, said he would take a more selfless path: he ‘d donate to the less fortunate.

“I’ve been blessed,” he said. “I would like to assist others. I would such as to forward education, do things for the underprivileged.”

The winning tickets in the Mega Millions drawing were purchased in New Jersey and Virginia, according to a news launch on the lottery’s website. The succeeding numbers were: 11, 15, 35, 43, 49 and a Mega Ball of 41.

The biggest lotto prize ever was doled out in March 2012 to champions in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland for a $656 million Mega Millions top prize. However even if Saturday’s illustration doesn’t leading that jackpot, it’s already the highest in Powerball history, exceeding that game’s $587.5 million record set in November 2012.

Although the odds of succeeding the prize are 1 in 175 million, Powerball is still drawing plenty of dreamers.

“This is past water cooler talk,”says Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer. “Everyone wants a chance at it. When rewards get to this level, we see sales three to 4 times regular. The world of punters expands to periodic punters and a great deal of first-timers leaping in.”

While buying a Powerball ticket in New Castle, Del., on Friday, Alice Thielemann, 69, said she plays both Powerball drawings every week.

“I have the same numbers all the time, but I’ve never ever been a winner on Powerball. Perhaps today will alter my luck,” she stated.

Amy Farrell, 32, of Des Moines, stated she would also donate a few of her profits, but would likewise purchase a house and have a “heyday” blowing it.

“Four-wheelers, ATVs; lots of fast ATVs,” Farrell stated. “I ‘d have the very best camper– ever before.”

Powerball was revamped to have larger pots more frequently, but it was likewise redesigned to create great deals of millionaires, and it’s being successful on both levels,” says Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association.

That redesign assisted to increase the chances of winning any single reward and lowered the possible variety of mixes to win the Powerball.

“(People) want a huge jackpot and a big number, and when it can get to that number really quick, the interest continues to expand,” stated Andi Brancato, director of public relations for the Michigan Lottery.

Punters must check their tickets to see if they’ve won one of the lesser prizes– which can be as high as $1 million or $2 million, Strutt states.

“Even if you don’t succeed the jackpot, you might have a succeeding ticket,” says Brancato.


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