DONNIE JOHNSTON: What's wrong with winning $15 million?

$1 million for Powerball 'winner' in Brentwood

The likelihood of winning either of these jackpots is close to 1-in-300 million and the likelihood of winning both the jackpots, totaling more than $1.2 billion, is 1-in-88-quadrillion.

New year, new chance to become a millionaire. Two ticket holders - one in Rhode Island, the other in MI, split a $42 million prize.

Louisiana businesses that bank off the extra buyers say they know they'll take a hit but aren't anxious about it. If nobody wins Friday's Mega Millions jackpot or Saturday night's Powerball jackpot, the Mega Millions jackpot will roll to at least an estimated $560 million for Tuesday's draw, and the Powerball jackpot would roll to, at the very least, an estimated $725 million for Wednesday's draw.

"I've got a lot of plans to do a lot of good things with it", said Ray.

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"I bought 20-something dollars worth of merchandise", he said as he held a brown bag of items he picked up while across the state line. "Can you really spend that much money?" Friday, January 5th, there are back to back lottery jackpots that are in the hundreds of millions of dollars - and that fever is burning twice as hot. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket. $400 million or something. "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation". "Obviously the tax would take quite a bit of it, but the rest of it, I would give away to charity", echoed Travers. At Schnucks on Rockton Ave., players say the jackpot is too big to skip out on.

Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit.

The Powerball jackpot sits at $550 million ahead of the next drawing Saturday night. And nearly no one wins either.

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