Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Finance | By Gustavo Carr

Live results for $450M Mega Millions drawing on 01/05/18

Live results for $450M Mega Millions drawing on 01/05/18

The numbers keep going up and Vic Singh says the lines get longer and the parking lot gets more slammed when hundreds of millions are at stake.

The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million.

You could probably buy a small island, but then you'd have to build an airstrip and buy a plane to get in and out, so that would eat up so much of your winnings that you'd probably have to sell the island because you couldn't afford the real-estate taxes.

Tickets for each drawing can be purchased up until one hour before drawing. Powerball has a $4 prize for picking just the Powerball number correctly, while Mega Millions has a $2 prize for getting its Mega Millions number.

But it's not a big as the Powerball jackpot available Saturday night.

"This is my first time playing either one, so I'm having fun", Halliburton said. $400 million or something.

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"90 percent of it I would give away".

"I can take care of my family", added Wright. Lottery retailers saying that's prompting many players to put down money on both. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket.

There's a misnomer that people in Arkansas don't win the big bucks, but she says that's not true. "So if I win, I guarantee I will start a funding specifically for those two". We don't always hit the jackpot, but we did once in Arkansas.

At stake in Friday's 11 p.m. EST (0400 GMT Saturday) Mega Millions drawing is a $450 million prize, the fourth-largest in its history with a $281 million payout if the victor selects a lump-sum payment.

If no one gets the winning numbers, it will roll over and could reach $720 million.

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