Two of the nation's' biggest lottery games totals more than $700 million
LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) —
The combined jackpots for two of the nation's biggest lottery games totals more than $700 million.
Mega Millions drawing is Friday, August 11, with Power Ball on Saturday, August 12.
"We're playing Powerball and Mega Millions. We never really play, but when it gets this big, that's what we do," said Trena Cunningham, who bought tickets at The Lotto Store.
Jackpots of over $300 million aren't unheard of, but it's the first time ever for such jackpots back to back in this multi-state contest.
The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in over 258 million, while Powerball is 1 in over 292 million.
The largest jackpot ever was in January 2016 when the Powerball prize soared to over $1.5 billion