The USA Powerball and Mega Millions are on an unprecedented trajectory which could see both lottery’s jackpots reach $1 billion very soon! While both their jackpots have passed $1 billion before, they have never done so at the same time. This makes their current combined jackpot over $1.5 billion, the biggest ever combined jackpot.
We crunched the numbers on the odds of both the Mega Millions and USA Powerball jackpots getting to $1 billion at the same time, and the odds are in the tens of thousands. Below are some interesting facts about these historic lottery draws, and what you stand to win if you play now:
One jackpot reaching $1 billion only happens every few years, two jackpots reaching $1 billion only happens once-in-a-lifetime!
Below are the record-breaking USA Powerball jackpots, and there has only ever been one $1 billion jackpot in Powerball history. This is already the third biggest Powerball jackpot in history. Will it soon be the second $1 billion Powerball jackpot ever?
This year's amazing USA Powerball jackpot has been won by one ticket holder!
|January 2016||$1.56 Billion|
|August 2017||$758 Million|
|January 2021||$730 Million|
|December 2013||$656 Million|
|May 2013||$648 Million|
Below are the biggest ever Mega Millions jackpots, and the lottery has reached the $1 billion mark two times in history. The current Mega Millions jackpot is already the third largest in Mega Millions history, will it be the third ever to reach $1 billion?
|October 2018||$1.6 Billion|
|October 2017||$1 Billion|
|June 2018||$667 Million|
|March 2012||$640 Million|
|December 2013||$636 Million|
Major news outlets from the USA, including NBC News and CNBC News, and the rest of the world have been following the current USA Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots closely. Global ticket sale information also shows that people from around the world have been buying tickets for these historic draws.
Tens of thousands of ticket sales have already been recorded from South Africa, Namibia, India, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and more than 20 other countries.
With these two jackpots we’re literally seeing lottery history in the making! Get your tickets for both draws and you’ll be playing for the biggest ever combined jackpot of over $1.5 billion.
We’ll keep you updated as the jackpots grow and get closer to the $1 billion mark.
There has never been a more exciting time to be a lottery player!