The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday night, December 27 with an estimated jackpot of $337 million and a cash option of $210.4 million. While these aren't record numbers for either jackpot, some convenience store owners say they are high enough numbers to convince many customers to buy tickets. That is the 25th biggest jackpot ever in the US and the largest Powerball jackpot since it climbed to almost $759 million last August. The cash option for the jackpot is about $172 million. The jackpot has been rolling since October 13.
With no victor again - the prize jumps to $306 million for Friday's drawing, the biggest since it reached 393 million back in August. The amount won can vary if the victor chooses the Power Play option for an extra dollar, which adds a multiplier to the prize.More news: Power outage knocks several rides out of service at Disneyland
Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. There are several factors for the lack of a victor, including fewer players. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million.
Tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball sell for $2 each.