Winning Numbers Drawn for $361M Mega Millions Jackpot - NBC Chicago

Winning Numbers Drawn for $361M Mega Millions Jackpot

Mega Millions has odds of one in 302.6 million, slightly longer than the odds for Powerball

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    In this Dec. 17, 2013, file photo, a customer holds a stack of Mega Millions lottery tickets which he purchased for his office pool at a convenience store in Chicago.

    The Mega Millions drawing took place Tuesday night, offering players an annuity jackpot of $361 million, paid over 29 years.

    The winning numbers were: 1, 42, 47, 64 and 70, with 22 as the mega ball. 

    The game's cash option is an estimated $225 million. Strong sales pushed the estimated pot value up by $18 million by Tuesday afternoon.

    On Wednesday night, players of the Powerball game will seek a $440 million annuity prize, or a $278.3 million cash prize. Powerball hasn't had such a big prize since August, when a Massachusetts player won a $758.7 million jackpot.

    The odds of winning jackpots in either game are incredibly small. Mega Millions has odds of one in 302.6 million and Powerball is slightly better at one in 292.2 million.