Winning Numbers Drawn for $361M Mega Millions Jackpot - NECN

Winning Numbers Drawn for $361M Mega Millions Jackpot

Mega Millions has odds of one in 302.6 million, slightly longer than the odds for Powerball

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    Winning Numbers Drawn for $361M Mega Millions Jackpot
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    In this Dec. 17, 2013, file photo, a customer holds a stack of Mega Millions lottery tickets which he purchased for his office pool at a convenience store in Chicago.

    The Mega Millions drawing took place Tuesday night, offering players an annuity jackpot of $361 million, paid over 29 years.

    The winning numbers were: 1, 42, 47, 64 and 70, with 22 as the mega ball. 

    The game's cash option is an estimated $225 million. Strong sales pushed the estimated pot value up by $18 million by Tuesday afternoon.

    On Wednesday night, players of the Powerball game will seek a $440 million annuity prize, or a $278.3 million cash prize. Powerball hasn't had such a big prize since August, when a Massachusetts player won a $758.7 million jackpot.

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    The odds of winning jackpots in either game are incredibly small. Mega Millions has odds of one in 302.6 million and Powerball is slightly better at one in 292.2 million.