The cost of a ticket was $1 and every time the game restarted, the jackpot was reset to $15 million.

A Mega Millions tickets costs $2.

Two Utahns won $1 million each playing Powerball at KJ's in 2017. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn.

Tickets for each drawing can be purchased up until one hour before drawing.

It's back. The Powerball and Mega Millions numbers have begun to soar, just a year after the Powerball topped $1 billion.


"My point of view is if I win the jackpot, I would spend that money here in Mason City", Akbar said.

Winning the lottery is a life-changing event that most of us will never get to experience but with this week's open forum, we invite you to dream a little.

"I got five tickets for each one", said Tom Pinter.

"90 percent of it I would give away". No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since October 13, 2017, while Powerball has not had a jackpot victor since October 25.

Lunchtime at the Riverside Travel Center here sees a lot of in-and-out traffic, and today most of the vehicles in the parking lot had MS license plates.


"I can take care of my family", added Wright.

"One goes way up, and somebody wins it, and it starts over, and then the other jackpot goes up", he said. "'I won?! No! I didn't!' Of course there would be a jubilation". We don't always hit the jackpot, but we did once in Arkansas.

It's a billion-dollar weekend for lottery players as $450 million will be up for grabs in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, and Saturday's Powerball jackpot is worth another $570 million.

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


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