Who wants to be a billionaire?
Americans have a chance — a very slight chance — when the Mega Millions lottery numbers are picked Friday night.
The jackpot has been building since the last winning set of numbers was drawn in July and has climbed to an astounding $970 million and could exceed the billion-dollar mark by the time all tickets are sold.
Meantime, the jackpot for another lottery called Powerball stands at $430 million for a lucky winner in Saturday’s drawing.
The odds of winning either game are about 1 in 302 million, but many consider the fun of dreaming of vast riches worth the price of the $2 ticket.
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