Twin mega-jackpots puts half a billion dollars on the line

You have to be an optimist to face the odds of winning but hey, you never know.
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percent. Hourly pay up 2.5% from a year ago. And the twin lottery jackpots this weekend, the mega millions, at least $323 million on the line, Powerball, $286 million. Here's Clayton Sandell. Reporter: This weekend, more than half a billion dollars is on the line. The Powerball jackpot drawing tomorrow night, growing to $286 million. Take the cash option and you're still pocketing a cool $178 mil. Tonight's mega millions drawing is even bigger, cash option, $199 million. Lottery officials tell us the last time the games both had jackpots this big was just over a year ago, but the amounts still nowhere near last year's $1.6 billion Powerball payout. Reporter: The chances of winning Powerball one in 292,201,338. There is always a chance, so the crew and I have got our tickets. We'll be back on Monday to report on the results, unless we're sitting on a tropical beach somewhere. Authorities say the mother and two children held captive

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