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mega millions vs. powerball

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which is better? mega millions or powerball

mega millions [ 19 ]  [41.30%]
powerball [ 22 ]  [47.83%]
not sure [ 5 ]  [10.87%]
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which game do you think is better and which one would you play if given the choice and why?

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    Posted: June 3, 2006, 3:17 am - IP Logged

    i like mega millions but it not having the multiplier like powerball probably works against for those who like to powerplay the numbers.

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      Posted: June 3, 2006, 4:29 am - IP Logged

      I like powerball better...




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        Posted: June 3, 2006, 10:24 am - IP Logged

        I picked MegaMillions because it has a higher jackpot cash value compare to Powerball. Besides, I haven't been winning anything on powerball lately. Not even a lowly $3.

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          Posted: June 3, 2006, 10:25 am - IP Logged

          Let's see, odds of 140,000,000 to one for the jackpot vs odds of 176,000,000 to one for the jackpot....

           

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            Posted: June 3, 2006, 11:50 am - IP Logged

            I picked Powerball, because it's the one I play in my state.


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              Posted: June 3, 2006, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

              My vote is for PB only because PB set the new North American Jackpot record. If PB hadn't set that record, my vote would have been MM because CA has MM.

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                Posted: June 3, 2006, 12:35 pm - IP Logged
                I picked Powerball, because it's the one I play in my state.

                Me too, although I voted "not sure," because both games usually have heavy jackpots, although since the latest matrix changes, Mega Millions has been won three times when the cash jackpot was under $50 million while Powerball has had only one cash jackpot under $50 million awarded.
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                  Posted: June 4, 2006, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                  I like them both for various reasons; however, I voted for Mega-Millions because of the cash value it gives players.  If the both had a jackpot at $200,000,000 (or any amount, $200m is just an example), I'd walk away with more money with MM as opposed to PB.  I'm fortunate to be geographically situated where I can and do play both weekly.  I am one of probably few lottery players who play these two lotteries exclusively.  Only occassionally will I buy scratch offs.  But, my whole rationality says if I have $1 or $100, put it on that which gives me the chance to gain the most.  If I were a baseball player, I'd be a home run hitter, one who swings for the fences at all times.  I know to play the games you need singles, doubles and hitters in general.  I just like going for all the marbles.  

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                    Posted: June 4, 2006, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                    Six of one and half-dozen of the other.

                    If they'd (rightfully) move the boundary of Texas to include the eastern half of New Mexico so's to bring Mega Millions just over that mountain pass from me I'd be making a bi-weekly trip over to get tickets, same as I now go downhill a dozen miles to get Powerball.

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                      Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                      Have always liked Powerball better, therefore it's a tad easier for me to predict numbers for that game.  Pity Georgia dropped it not quite 10 years ago.

                      Good luck to everyone!

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                        Posted: June 4, 2006, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                        It's funny.  In GA Rebecca Dropped powerball for what is now known as MM.  Then she went to TN and started PB there.  Funny how that worked.  But anyway...  I like both MM and PB.  I choose to play both and not one has stood out over the other for me. 

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                          Posted: June 4, 2006, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                          I went with Powerball because thats the one I'm used too & the one that is in my state.  I'm sure if I lived in a MM state I would say MM.

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                            Posted: June 4, 2006, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                            its hard from me to win anything off PB.  The most I have ever won is $23 off a multi draw ticket and that was bout 6yrs ago.  I usually come up with about $40 a month on MM so my vote is with MM. 

                            I will also agree with an earlier post that MM needs to come up with some kind of change for higher jackpots.  The PB matrix seems to be working in their favor.

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                              Posted: June 4, 2006, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                              Upping the matrix without adding new states is a gamble, since it usually results in players buying less tickets when the jackpot is $100 - $200 million, making it take more rolls for a record jackpot. On the one hand, that does increase the game's chances of rolling over on any given draw, but on the other hand, it has to survive more draws to get to a record. The Powerball officials just got lucky.