No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25.
Combined, the Powerball and Mega Millions total the third largest payout in lotto history.
Americans spent $80.5 billion on lottery games a year ago, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.
The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million.
The Mega Millions drawing is Friday and the Powerball is Saturday night.
The cash option for tonight's drawing is $281 million.
Those unclaimed prizes range from $31 million for a ticket purchased in Queens, New York in August of 2006, to $77 million for a winning ticket purchased in Georgia in June 2011. Now, with the increased amount of numbers to pick from, I feel-and realistically so-that my chances are greatly diminished.
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With the changes, the odds of winning the jackpot are longer, but players have a better chance at snagging smaller prizes that come with matching some - but not all - of the winning numbers.
He said he only bought one ticket for each drawing.
Van Denton, spokesman for the N.C. Education Lottery, said big jackpots for the two games tend to see-saw. And nearly no one wins either.
You could set up all your children and grandchildren for life, but then they would never learn the value of work and probably become weirdos.
There have even been five jackpot winners who have failed to claim their prizes in the last 16 years, according to the lottery data that's available. Mega Millions tickets are offered in the same locations excluding Puerto Rico.
There's a misnomer that people in Arkansas don't win the big bucks, but she says that's not true.
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