Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots soar over $350 million each

Two national lotteries reach high $300 million

Two national lotteries reach high $300 million

The ticket was sold in Palos Heights, Illinois, at Nick's Barbecue and matched the winning numbers: 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58, and the "Mega Ball" number was 6.

The Friday Mega Millions jackpot is up to $393 million.

If you happened to have the winning numbers, return to the store you purchased the ticket from and let the spending begin.

But if you didn't win, you haven't missed out on your chance for big bucks.

This is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot victor this year.

The odds of winning a jackpot were abysmal - one in 258.9 million for Mega Millions, and one in 292.2 million for Powerball.

The Powerball jackpot is still growing, and will be drawn on Saturday, August 11th.

There had been 34 straight drawings without a jackpot victor in one of the games before Friday night.

This week marked the first time both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots topped $300 million.

Mega millions is inching towards a $400 million dollar jack pot; Power Ball is just over $350 million.

It was the first time since all US lotteries began selling tickets Mega Millions and Powerball tickets that both games offered jackpots of more than $300 million at the same time.

There's no disputing Americans love buying lottery tickets.

Due to the fact that the Mega Millions was at an extreme high, Steve Canastraro, a worker at Downtown Trading Company in Buffalo, has seen more people than usual deciding to buy a $1 ticket.

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