Why is it we all seem to have a threshold number that gets us to buy a lottery ticket? Regardless of the amount, the odds are stacked against us. The odds of winning the combined Mega Millions & Powerball are 1 in 88 quadrillion – that's 88 thousand trillion, or the numeral 1 followed by 15 zeros. Maybe it's the false hope it provides until the drawing and the inevitable despair. If its hope you want you still have a chance! No Mega Millions ticket had all six winning numbers in Tuesday night's drawing for what was a $667 million top prize. The result is a staggering $868 million jackpot for Friday night's drawing.