The $1 billion Mega Millions and Powerball prizes spread lottery enthusiasm among Americans.
Estimated net worth
Prior to the October 16 draw, the Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be worth $667 million. The current prize is the largest in Mega Millions history. The Powerball jackpot is currently $345 million, and the subsequent drawing is set for October 17.
The Mega Millions lottery rules
Even those who don’t gamble are willing to try their luck when there are huge payouts. What you need to know if you’ve never played the lotto is provided below.
Each Mega Millions ticket costs $2, and 44 states have lottery outlets where you can buy them. (Six states aren’t taking part. Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah citizens are out of luck; we’re sorry.)
For each ticket, you will select six numbers: the Mega Ball, one number between 1 and 25, and five numbers between 1 and 70. Use quick selections to have your numbers chosen for you if you don’t want to choose them yourself.
In several areas, like Wisconsin and Texas, you can purchase a “Just the Jackpot” ticket. You get two games with this $3 ticket. The caveat is that you can only win if all six winning numbers are matched.
In contrast to a regular Mega Millions ticket, which only qualifies players for smaller prizes if they match some numbers but not all of them, this one does not. In most states, there is also the Megaplier choice. Each game’s non-jackpot wins will be multiplied for an additional $1.
How to enter the Powerball drawing
Mega Millions and Powerball are very comparable games. The same 44 states that host the Mega Millions drawing also sell tickets for $2 each. Players select the 파워볼사이트 Powerball, a single number between 1 and 26, along with five numbers between 1 and 69. You can choose the numbers yourself or make a rapid selection.
Just the Jackpot is not an option for Powerball, however Powerplay, which multiplies the winnings without a jackpot, can be added for an extra $1 per ticket.
Getting Mega Millions winnings
You have a better chance than you think of winning a prize in the Mega Millions raffle: 1 in 24. However, your chances of winning big are substantially lower.
If you pick the lump sum payoff, your chances of winning the entire jackpot, which presently has a cash value of $380 million, are one in 302 million.
How about affordable costs? You will win $1 million if five numbers match but not the giant ball. There is a 1 in 12.6 million chance of this happening. $10,000 will be awarded if four numbers and the Mega Ball line up.
The likelihood is about 1 in 1,000,000. Smaller payments are available for additional winning number combinations. By matching the Mega Ball number, you have a 1 in 37 chance of at least earning your $2 back.
Tips for Winning the Powerball
Similar to Mega Millions, 파워볼사이트 Powerball offers a 1 in 25 chance of winning a prize.
You have a 1 in 292 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot. You must match all five winning numbers, but not the Powerball, to take home the $1,000,000 prize. There is a 1 in 11.7 million chance that this may occur. Simply matching the Powerball will double your money, giving you a massive $4 reward. There are nine total ways to win the Powerball.