Dreams of being a billionaire are now in reach, thanks to the Mega Millions.
That honor goes to a 2016 Powerball jackpot, which clocked in at $1.586 billion (although it was shared by three winners).
The jackpots for the nation's two largest lottery games continue to grow. They say the estimated cash value for Friday's jackpot is $513 million.
For comparison, MI players bought 3.8 million tickets for Tuesday night's drawing - with 2.6 million purchased on Tuesday alone - when the jackpot was $667 million.
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The last time anyone won the Mega Millions jackpot was July 24, when a group from California claimed a $543 million prize. Another $1 Mega Millions ticket was cashed in on October 17 to a man from Dawson Springs. The amount you will win is likely $0, because the odds of winning either jackpot are one in several hundred million.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.
Powerball is now at an estimated $430 million and Hoosier Lotto is an estimated $18.8 million. North Dakotans are on the opposite end of the spectrum, spending about $44 per year on the lottery, or the lowest average figure among residents of all 50 states.