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Posted: Thursday, Jul 02,2020 | Time: 09:55 am | Edited by: The Lottery Lab Staff
Are you fascinated by Giant Jackpots?
If you are, Mega Millions and Powerball might turn out to be the ultimate lotteries for you. They are the most played multi-state lotteries in U.S. Such billion-dollar lotteries offer the ultimate in low risk and high reward which makes these lotteries worth playing.
Both the lotteries not only offer great odds of winning the jackpot but also provides you with multiple add on options that increase your chance of winning and receiving tremendous cash prizes.
The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 302.6 million in comparison to Powerball in which it’s 1 in 292 million. The numbers clearly state that you have a greater chance of winning the Powerball lottery.
A major difference between the two lottery games is the method of playing. In Mega Millions, you have to pick 5 numbers between 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from a pool of 25. On the other hand, for Powerball, you have to select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number between 1 to 25. Apart from this, the odds of winning, jackpot rollovers and the game add-on options like Multiplier and Just the Jackpot mark a difference between the two.
The jackpot amounts make both the games equally lucrative. Though each of them has its own pros and cons, the odds of winning a top prize in Powerball reflects a major inclination by the players. But Mega Millions slightly have an edge, due to it’s more statistically attainable prizes.
The legal age of playing Mega Mllions and Powerball is 18 years and more. However, you have to be 19 years old to play in Nebraska. Whereas Louisiana and Iowa require the lottery players to be 21-years-old or more.
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