Easy choice for lottery players today:
Powerball has a $245 million jackpot, Mega Millions $12 million.
If no one hits Powerball tonight, expect it to soar past $300 million for the first time in four years. The bigger the jackpot, the bigger the frenzy - the last hike was $42 million.
The cash payout, $146 million, is already the biggest in more than five years, reflecting very strong sales. The annuity, though, has lagged compared to recent years because of low interest rates, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.