In the 2015-16 fiscal year, Powerball sales reached $707 million. Mega Millions sales were $355 million and Super Lotto sales were $274 million. Here’s how each game breaks down:
A bit of profit, at least. Mega Millions’ 5th prize tier pays out a fixed amount of $6 if you match 2 main numbers and the Mega Ball. The chances of winning that are 1 in 473. Not so bad. Powerball, on the other hand, has a lower return on investment if you match it up against its rival, Mega Millions. Powerball’s 7th prize tier pays out a fixed amount higher than Mega Millions at $9 for matching 2 main numbers and the Powerball, but the chances of winning are slimmer – 1 in 701.
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Mega Millions - 2021 - $2 Per Ticket. Total Tickets Sold For Draw. 302,575,350 Total Combinations. * Figure Revised. Powerball - 2021 - $2 Per Ticket. Total Tickets Sold For Draw. Began 3 draws weekly 8/23/21 - Mon, Wed, Sat. 292,201,338 Total Combinations. * Figure Revised.
Odds of Winning. Overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24, ever so slightly better than Powerball’s odds of 1 in 24.87 for winning any prize. Although the lotteries don’t differ greatly in their odds of winning overall, the chance of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, compared to Mega Millions’ 1 in ...
While Mega Millions has been the hot lotto game in recent weeks given its gigantic jackpot, it wasn’t even the largest purse in lotto history. That honor goes to Powerball, whose $1.586 billion ...
Just by looking at this, you see that the Mega Millions has the lower ticket price. Who in their right mind would pay an extra dollar? Well, that extra dollar could very well be worth it if you happen to hit that jackpot, especially since the odds of winning the Powerball is 83,667,339 points lower than the Mega Millions. That is a huge difference!
Your odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is roughly 1 in 302.6 million. Your odds of winning the Powerball are slightly better at 1 in 292 million.
Mega Millions vs. Powerball [The Ultimate Lottery Battle] Never in the history of the lottery has there been a fiercer battle than that of the Powerball vs. the Mega Millions! These two lottery games are the biggest, not only in the United States but also in the entire world because they offer the absolute biggest jackpots in the entire market.