|Posted: October 3, 2005, 5:11 pm - IP Logged|
| || PowerBall|| Mega Millions|
| Max Sales|| $210,850,582|| $195,576,985|
| || Jackpot $250 7-29-98|| Jackpot $350 5-9-00|
| Min Sales|| $5,829,678|| $2,957,224|
| || Jackpot $5 11-5-97|| Jackpot $7 2/24/98|
PowerBall Population: 83,000,000 Odds of Jackpot: 146,107,962
MegaMillions Population: 155,100,000 Odds of Jackpot: 175,711,536
If you look at the numbers they are quite interesting.
The PowerBall odds of winning are almost double (1.75 times) the amount of population.
The MegaMillions odds of winner are only about even (1.13 times) the amount of the population.
If you ask me the PowerBall game has the better chance of "breaking any records" because of this fact. There is a case for boarder jumpers but the odds are a big difference. The past concludes that more tickets are sold in PB states then in Mega Millions states probably due to the fact that PB has so many jurisdications that boarder jumpers can be very populous, but with Jackpot Fatigue these days I don't see that happening.
Anyone with comments?