Oct 19, 2018 04:00 PM
There was a lot of buzz on Friday about the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, with the pot for the latter reaching $1 billion. The odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery are 302 million to 1, defined by the number of ball combinations. The formula was tweaked a year ago to generate more small winners but fewer Mega winners. That grows the jackpot and the press coverage.