|Posted: September 24, 2006, 8:21 am - IP Logged|
Both are at $15 million. This has been happening quite a bit lately.
Did you guys see that the advertised $203,000,000 jackpot wasn't meet. It ended up being only $200.3 million. Has that ever happened before?
It's not a "race" really, unless you mean a race to advertise a misleading value for the jackpot. The MM cash value is higher. Powerball's graduated annuity makes it seem even bigger than it really is.
It is still a slightly better bet to play Powerball, since Powerball gives you a little bit better odds of winning.
It happens every once in a while that the jackpot is a little lower than advertised. In this case it must have involved their rules about reserves. They had enough sales to justify a cash jackpot of $99.3M, which would have made their jackpot more than meet the advertised value.