There was a $10,000 winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Louisiana for last nights (Oct.12) drawing. There was no ticket sold that matched all of the necessary numbers to claim the big jackpot though. That means next Tuesday, lottery fever will be even stronger across the country as the top prize in that multi-state lottery game is anticipated to be $654 million.

Tonight lottery players will focus their attention on the other multi-state lottery game, The Powerball. That jackpot is currently estimated to be $314 million when the balls drop in that game at 9:59 Louisiana time tonight (Oct.13).

That means that over the course of this weekend and into early next week lottery players could spend less than $5 and bring home almost one billion dollars. The lure of easy money has a very strong appeal. That's why we always encourage you to play these games responsibly.