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Powerball jackpot climbs to $550 million, Mega Millions at $445M

Stella Merendino of Selden tries her luck playing

Stella Merendino of Selden tries her luck playing the lottery at Mili Cards, Gifts And Smoke Shop in Selden on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Dreaming of being a billionaire? Win both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots this week, and you’ll be quite a bit closer.

The rising multistate lotteries have combined jackpots of just under $1 billion.

The Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $550 million after no one won the top prize in the Wednesday night drawing.

The winning numbers for Wednesday’s $460 million Powerball jackpot were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42. The Powerball was 12.

The odds of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The next drawing is Saturday night.

Powerball isn’t the only jackpot over $400 million.

There was no jackpot winner in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, so the top prize for its Friday night drawing is estimated to be $445 million, the fourth-largest amount in the game’s history.

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