But now, a victor who opts for the lump sum stands to collect a little more - $913.7 million.
The jackpot has gotten larger since the October 19 drawing, when the prize was a near-record $900 million and no winning numbers were drawn.
And speaking of Powerball: That game's next drawing is Wednesday, for an estimated jackpot of $620 million.
Jennifer Volpert is among those going with the pool idea, but noted she and her co-workers in the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration would be prepared if they won the record jackpot.
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"Everyone has a chance to win", said Lisa Krasinski of Peru, who bought two Mega Millions and two Powerball tickets Monday morning at the Shell gas station in La Salle.
TAMPA Ryan McGuinness is pooling money from almost 90 friends to boost their chances of winning Tuesday nights record $1.6 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing.
For Mega Millions, players choose six numbers: five from a range of white balls, numbered 1 to 70, and one number for the Mega Ball, with a range of 1 to 25.
PHOTO: Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. "He's selfish. He should know other people need that money more than him", one person wrote in the IG comments.
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If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, you have until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday to purchase it. The number two lottery jackpot in US and world history was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot.
Bloniarz is one of the many first-time players of Mega Millions who was purchasing a ticket Monday. The odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 258,890,850. By the time of the actual Mega Millions drawing tonight at 11 p.m., the jackpot could be even higher.
On average, that's $206.69 per person.
But remember, you can't win if you don't play. "Our obsession with lotteries, with gambling, is that unicorn feeling of, like, 'maybe it'll be me, '" CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger said. "They just want to take a moment out of their day to consider how to dream big", Schlesinger said.
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