The chances of purchasing a second-prize ticket are considerably better, but still very slim - 18,492,204 to 1.
The 393 million dollar jackpot is the fifth largest prize in the game's history.More news: Borussia Dortmund want Maxwel Cornet as Ousmane Dembele replacement
One person is now a multi-millionaire after winning Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot. According to ABC News, the winning ticket was purchased at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights. The Washington ticket is worth $5 million because the victor chose to spend an extra dollar for the optional Megaplier, which was 5x, lottery offiicials said. These winners were reported to be from Washington, California, and Ohio.
If you didn't strike gold in Friday's drawing, there's a whopping $356 million jackpot up for grabs during Saturday night's Powerball drawing.More news: Conservatives Call for McMaster's Firing: Is He Undermining President Trump?
Jackpot winners choose whether to receive 30 annual payments, each 5 percent higher than the last, or a lump-sum payment. In that drawing, David Trapp won $61 million in California.
"You see more people in line buying both tickets when both games are over $300 million", said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, whose members sell about two-thirds of the nation's lottery tickets. In its history, 11 Mega Million jackpots have been won in August.More news: Venezuela government says arrests made after reports of military uprising
The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 258.9 million to one, a very slim amount.