You might refer to this time as the Golden Age of lottery jackpots.
Or, to put it another way, what exactly is the deal with all of these enormous lottery prizes?
The most recent prize pool up for grabs is a whopping $940 million Mega Millions jackpot.
The drawing for it is scheduled to take place on Friday evening.
The award is the sixth largest of its kind in the annals of United States history.
This comes little under two months after a player from California won a record-breaking jackpot of $2.04 billion in the Powerball game.
Earlier in 2022 and 2021, lottery winners took home rewards worth more than one billion dollars each.
McDonald is also in charge of the state lotteries that oversee the Mega Millions game.
But despite the fact that it might appear as though the lottery gods are showering players with multiple opportunities at unimaginable riches.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions game were considerably reduced in the fall of 2017.
In October of 2015, they implemented identical adjustments to the Powerball game.