Powerball winning numbers drawn, jackpot at $307M

No Winners in Tuesday Night's Mega Millions Drawing

No Winners in Tuesday Night's Mega Millions Drawing

Anyone would be excited to win that much cash, even after tax is taken away, but if the Houstonian had gotten the Powerball number as well they would have won the $307 million jackpot.

The Powerball prize ticked up to $356 million after no one matched all five numbers and the Powerball number in a drawing Wednesday night.

Friday's jackpot will be the sixth largest in the 15-year history of the game.

For the first time ever, the nation's two biggest lotteries are running jackpots well over $300 million at the same time. That money would be dispersed over 29 years.

But the odds of winning both are absolutely staggering: A bit worse than 1 in 75.6 quadrillion, or 1 in 75,648,252,765,957,300 to be precise. A winning ticket with the cash payment option would be worth $224 million.

Powerball officials said early Thursday there were no jackpot winners, but three winning $1 million tickets were sold. Those are also about the same odds as being struck by a meteorite and attacked by a shark - at the same time, according to CNNMoney.

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