A whopper of a Jackpot!

Mega Millions was hit in the states of New Jersey and Virginia on May 17, 2013. The winners will split a jackpot worth an estimated $190 million annuity, or $140.6 million cash option.

We wait to see if, or how many winners there are, in tonight’s Powerball drawing.

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The $600 million Powerball jackpot is the largest in the game's history.

What has happened over the last three years is increasingly enormous Powerball jackpots and with them, an ever expanding number of customers. While each ticket carries the same infinitesimal chance of winning, 1 in 175.2 million, the sheer size of recent jackpots have made it too tempting for many to pass up.

If no one matches all five numbers plus the Powerball on Saturday, the jackpot will continue to grow. Kelly Cripe, media director for the Texas Lottery, which is one of the states in the Powerball lottery, said the next drawing would be May 22 and estimated the pot would be at least an astonishing $925 million. The frenzy of such a massive jackpot would likely push it even higher, perhaps to one billion dollars !

Here are the jackpots for all the multi-state games:

POWERBALL
05/18/2013
$600,000,000 est
Cash Option:$376,900,000

MEGA MILLIONS
05/21/2013
$12,000,000 est
Cash Option:$8,800,000

HOT LOTTO
05/18/2013
$6,210,000 est