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Powerball lottery jackpot reaches a record $1.5 billion

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The Mega Millions winning numbers were announced last night. There are  7, 25, 43, 56 and 59, and the Mega Ball number was 13 for the $458 million jackpot but there was no winner so you still have a chance to win big. The next drawing is on Friday and the pot will grow to $502 million.

Tickets are only $2 each but the chances of you winning are high. To win big with Mega Millions the odds are 1 in 258.9 million and for Powerball it’s 292.2 million. There is a Powerball drawing tonight for $40 million. The odds might be high but yeah why not?

Some state spend more money on the lottery than others. LendEDU did a study that found that the the average Massachusetts resident spends $735 annually on lottery tickets. While Rhode Island residents spend about $514 a year, Delaware and New York spend about $400 a year on tickets. North Carolina spends about $300 a year on average.

Good luck if you decide to play the lottery. Analyst say you have a better shot with the scratch off over Mega Ball or PowerBall.

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