Inside America's lottery empire...how Mega Millions and Powerball grew so big [VIDEO]

Is this the secret to today’s enormous jackpots? The main prizes for the Mega Millions and Powerball have been on the rise since the two struck a deal to cross-sell tickets in each others' member states in 2010. But there’s much more to the story. CNBC investigates in this fascinating documentary.

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The truth about giant lottery jackpot rollovers: should you play or avoid them?

Don't be like these 48 Pennsylvania Powerball winners who shared the $107 million jackpot, only getting $2.2 million each.

Everyone gets excited when a major game like the Mega Millions, Powerball, UK National Lottery or Canada's Lotto Max starts heading into the multi-million territory.

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