Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpot Live Stream: How To Watch Winning Lottery Numbers

The lottery winnings at stake this week could get your 2018 off to a green start. With the Mega Millions jackpot at $343 million and the Powerball main prize at a whopping $440 million, millions of Americans are likely to purchase lottery tickets and hope luck is on their side.

Seldom do both major lottery games reach such a high jackpot payout, but the combined prize of $783 million could make many New Years' resolutions a whole lot more manageable.

Full disclosure: your odds of winning are not great. The odds of winning Mega Millions sits at one in nearly 303 million, the odds of winning Powerball sits at one in more than 292 million, and the odds of winning both sits at a nearly impossible one in 88 quadrillion. 

But, if you, like millions of your fellow Americans, decided to take the plunge and buy lottery tickets, here's how you can watch to see if you win. 

MEGA MILLIONS
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET and if you live in most of America (apologies to those of you who live in Nevada, Utah, Mississippi and Alabama), you are eligible to participate.

You can watch the drawings on your local station, which varies based on city and state. To find your station, go to your state's lottery page. For New York state, the channels which will air the results can be found here. Unfortunately, if you do not have a television, there is no video live stream to watch the results. 

But don't fret. Over at MLive in Michigan, they report the live results for each Mega Millions drawing as the numbers come in, so you can follow along in real time. Additionally, the numbers are posted on the official Mega Millions website, which can be found here. You can also follow along with the results live on LotteryHub, the official app of Mega Millions, which can be downloaded by Apple and Android users.

POWERBALL
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m. ET and if you live in most of America (apologies to those of you who live in Nevada, Utah, Mississippi and Alabama), you are eligible to participate.

Like Mega Millions, the drawings can be watched on your local station and the official Powerball website is generous enough to provide a rather comprehensive list of participating stations here. However, unlike Mega Millions, Powerball provides a live stream on its website for those of you without a television at home. The live stream can be found here.

Lastly, just like to Mega Millions, the Powerball drawing can be followed on LotteryHub, the official app of Powerball, which can be downloaded by Apple and Android users.

To all of you playing along, good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.