The likelihood of winning either of these jackpots is close to 1-in-300 million and the likelihood of winning both the jackpots, totaling more than $1.2 billion, is 1-in-88-quadrillion.
Under the new rules, tickets are $2 and jackpots reset at $40 million.
Sanders wasn't the only one undeterred by the long odds.
"You've got a chance".
Robert Hurtado said a winning ticket would be a lot of help.
It became even more hard to hit a Mega Millions jackpot beginning with the October 31 drawing when the matrix of balls was altered.
"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. $400 million or something.
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"I got five tickets for each one", said Tom Pinter.
A ticket for the US lottery Powerball sits on a counter in a store on Kenmare Street in Manhattan, New York. "So if I win, I guarantee I will start a funding specifically for those two".
"I can take care of my family", added Wright.
There's a misnomer that people in Arkansas don't win the big bucks, but she says that's not true.
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. We don't always hit the jackpot, but we did once in Arkansas.
The Powerball drawing is up to $570 million with a cash payout of almost $359 million. The odds of picking the right six numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot are 303 million to 1, the game said. Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for one night before a Powerball drawing that will be worth at least $550 million. And nearly no one wins either.