"But with the $553 million Cdn. jackpot right at the start of 2018, we are certain the new year will be even more successful for us in terms of online Powerball ticket sales". Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013.
If you choose the cash option, that's $215 million.
"I usually don't play unless the jackpots get to six figures", he said.
The move was similar to one made by Powerball in October 2015.
USA citizens killed in Costa Rica plane crash
The ministry also said later that 10 foreigners were passengers aboard the plane, which was flown by two Costa Rican pilots. The plane was believed to be carrying 10 passengers, at least five of whom shared the same last name, and two pilots.
The odds of winning jackpots in either game are incredibly small.
While the chance of winning either game is very low, and the chance of winning both is very, very, very low - 1 in 88 quadrillion, or 1 in 88,412,922,115,183,000 to be precise.
Of course, they remain two separate lotteries, and the odds of winning either, let alone both, are astronomically stacked against ticket buyers. The grand prize for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing is an estimated $361 million - the eighth largest jackpot in the game's history.
theLotter's spokesman Austin Weaver: "theLotter sold 60% more tickets to Canadians in 2017 compared to 2016".