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Arkansas Powerball reaches $570M, Mega Millions at $450M

06 January 2018

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

The idea of winning all that cash has people excited to play the lotto.

But to make you feel a little better about those odds, Kentucky does have a history of past jackpot winners.

"It would be awesome", said lottery player Robert May.

The odds of that happening for Carpenter aren't great.

Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are available at Hoosier Lottery retailers.

"The jackpots are big, the game's got the most brand recognition among all the games", said Ryan Koppy, sales and marketing manager for the North Dakota Lottery.

"Well, I got a big family, so I would pay off lots of bills, give some to my church, my community and spend the rest on me", Hurtado said with a chuckle.

Even when Cheryl Lynn was told she's more likely to win an Olympic gold medal than win the lottery, which, statistically, she is, her resolve held. "Wish me luck America!"

You could probably buy a small island, but then you'd have to build an airstrip and buy a plane to get in and out, so that would eat up so much of your winnings that you'd probably have to sell the island because you couldn't afford the real-estate taxes.

"I bought 20-something dollars worth of merchandise", he said as he held a brown bag of items he picked up while across the state line.

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.

The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number, but winners also can win smaller prizes by matching some of the numbers. And nearly no one wins either.

Arkansas Powerball reaches $570M, Mega Millions at $450M