The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots now total more than $800 million

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Get those dollar bills ready — because no one won the $361 million Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, the prize is estimated to reach $418 million by the next drawing on Friday.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday also isn't anything to scoff at — that's expected to reach $440 million. This is just the second time both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have soared above $300 million at the same time, Mega Millions officials said.

Before you start planning how you'll spend your soon-to-be millions, allow American Statistical Association Executive Director Ronald Wasserstein to burst your bubble — he told ABC News the odds of winning both jackpots is 88 quadrillion to one. Now, back to your Top Ramen.

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