There is a one-time cash option of $189 million.
Sales time cut-offs vary by state but are usually one to two hours before the drawing. Pick 4 winners receive $5,000 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-10,000. In Michigan, there were 39,595 winners. According to data scientists at the insurance company Allstate, the odds of winning a jackpot remain at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.
Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
However, since a lottery ticket costs $2, unfavorable winning statistics does not discourage people from purchasing them in an attempt to try their luck.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to $321 million after Wednesday night's draw, and the Mega Millions jackpot rolled to $243 million after Tuesday night's draw. Deadline to purchase tickets is 9:45 p.m.
The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.