By Jamie Ducharme
December 28, 2017

Both Powerball and Mega Millions currently boast jackpots above $300 million, giving gamblers two chances to hit it big this weekend.

Powerball‘s jackpot is currently at an estimated $384 million after no winner was crowned on Wednesday. The next drawing will take place on Saturday. Mega Millions, meanwhile, has a comparatively smaller — but still massive — jackpot of $306 million after Tuesday’s drawing came and went, with another opportunity to win scheduled for Friday.

Over the past couple years, both games have made it more difficult to win the grand prize, making for larger and more infrequent jackpots. The odds of winning Powerball are somewhere around one in 292 million, compared to the one in 302.5 million chance of winning Mega Millions.

If you’re among the ambitious types trying to claim both prizes, your odds are even longer. By CNN’s calculations, you have a cool one-in-88-quadrillion shot at claiming the $690 million combined jackpot this weekend.

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