A very, very lucky person could win nearly $1 billion playing Mega Millions and Powerball this week.
The Mega Millions jackpot reached $654 million, with a cash option of $372.6 million. It is the second highest jackpot in game history. The largest, just $2 million more, was in March 2012.
The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Oct. 16.
This Wednesday, the jackpot for the next Powerball will be $345 million.
Both jackpots make the combined possible winnings of $999 million.