Lottery fever is being fed by steadily-climbing jackpots in two major multi-state games.
The Powerball prize has now climbed to $350 million for Wednesday’s drawing… third-biggest in the game’s history, and the sixth-largest for any lottery game in U.S. history. A single winner would get a lump-sum payout of $222 million before taxes.
At the same time, another multi-state game, Mega Millions, has also had multiple rollovers. Its top prize now stands at $170 million for its next drawing Tuesday night.
No one has won the top prize for either game since March.