Mega Millions® Jackpot Climbs to $282 Million and Powerball® Jackpot Rolls to $239 Million
The two largest national draw game jackpots have climbed to huge heights with a combined payout over half a billion dollars! An estimated $282 million Mega Millions® jackpot with a cash lump sum option of $174.7 million could be drawn tomorrow night. Also, an estimated $239 million Powerball® jackpot, with a cash lump sum option of $151 million, could be drawn on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
As consumers have the opportunity to purchase tickets for both Powerball and Mega Millions, the CT Lottery reminds and encourages customers to play responsibly.
"It only takes one ticket to win. When jackpots reach hundreds of millions of dollars, we encourage people to use their ‘GameSense,’ or common sense, when playing,” said CT Lottery’s Interim President and CEO, Chelsea Turner. “It is important for consumers to use good judgement and to remember to ‘play for fun, not to make money,’ ‘know when to take breaks’ and ‘please play responsibly.’"
When gambling isn't fun anymore, help is available – all day every day. The Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-789-7777, is a free, 24-hour service established for the purpose of obtaining information, support and referrals for persons impacted by problem gambling, or visit PROBLEMGAMBLING.ORG.
The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9. Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338 million.
The overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 14.7. Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850 million.