The next Mega Millions drawing, scheduled for Tuesday, will be worth an estimated $654 million, officials said.
The most common Mega Ball is 22 or 9, drawn seven times.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Between last Wednesday's and Friday's drawing, Mega Millions sales in the state totaled $1.25 million, according to the Louisiana Lottery.
A group of 11 office workers in San Jose, CA, who made a "spur of the moment" decision to pool together, beat the odds and won July's jackpot. The two games make the combined possible winnings $999 million dollars.
Yep, if you won them both your winning amount would start with a B! The store received $1 million from Mega Millions for making the sale. Meanwhile, the Powerball is sitting at an estimated $345 million for Wednesday's drawing.
This is the largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time and the third largest in USA jackpot history.
"All morning long! Since we opened at 4:30 this morning just buying Mega Millions it's going insane".
We spoke with several people on what they would do with the money if they won the big jackpot. "I mean, I am struggling to pay bills big time so it would definitely be helpful".
"I'd share it with everybody at my church, everybody I know", said White. "Just live a normal life".
Still, residents are hopeful their numbers get called. The odds of getting all six of numbers for that game is 1 in 292 million.
"We're hoping for good luck at the store here".
Powerball is on CW20 at 10:59 p.m. and Mega Millions is on FOX61 at 11 p.m. and also on CW20.
The cash option on the Mega Millions prize is an estimated $372.6 million, while the cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $199 million.