Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots each top $400 million

A digital Powerball lottery display is above the check out counter at a store in New York City. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $440 million, the ninth largest in its history. On Tuesday, no one had the winning numbers for Mega Millions, increasing Friday's prize to $418 million. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

By Susan McFarland – UPI

No one had the winning numbers Tuesday for the Mega Millions jackpot, which is now estimated at $418 million for Friday’s drawing.

The Powerball tops that with a $440 million prize up for grabs Wednesday, the ninth largest jackpot in Powerball history.

The new totals mark the second time in the history of Powerball and Mega Millions that both jackpots topped $300 million simultaneously.

Last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was Oct. 13 and the Powerball last saw a winner Oct. 25.

According to lottery officials, jackpot odds for the Powerball are 1 in 292,201,338 and a shot at the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350.

Records for each jackpot still soar past this week’s totals.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever recorded was $1.586 billion in a win last January. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was in 2012, when three winners split $656 million.

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