Mega Millions and Powerball: Both lotteries have $300 million jackpots

Mega Millions and Powerball: Both lotteries have $300 million jackpots

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - If you've been dreaming of quitting your job and retiring to an island you may want to play both the Mega Millions and Powerball. The Mega drawing Tuesday night could win you $350 million, or $218 million as a cash option. The Wednesday Powerball drawing is worth $307 million, or $197.2 million cash option.

There is no shortage of websites that track the frequency of Mega numbers that are hot and cold based on how often they've been coming in. Reminder, none of which could help you win, based on the randomness of lottery drawing. One such site, LotteryPowerPicks.com has a nice spreadsheet of hot and cold Mega Millions white balls.

The Powerball drawing is Wednesday night and there are also some hot and cold number numbers for that lottery.

Comparing the two lists it is interesting to see some of the hottest and coldest number over the past three months. In both lotteries the number five has been hot. Hitting four times in Mega Millions and five time in the Powerball drawings.

But let's keep in mind just how nearly impossible it is to win either of the lotteries. The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850. It's even harder to win the Powerball with 1 in 292,201,338 odds.

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