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which one gives a better chance

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Posted: July 3, 2009, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

hello everyone. I;ve been wondering. i know powerball and TN pick5 both have a long shot of winning top prize. But in reality which one gives you the best chance of winning the top prize. considering pick is just played in TN and powerball is a multi state game. Thanks in advance.

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    Posted: July 3, 2009, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

    powerball would be your better bet because you still have a chance at matching all five numbers for 200,000 dollars and i think if you powerplay its a million dollars just for matching five numbers and best of all powerball is ball drawn.the pick 5 in tennessee is computerized which isn't a good thing.

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      Posted: July 5, 2009, 2:43 am - IP Logged

      hello everyone. I;ve been wondering. i know powerball and TN pick5 both have a long shot of winning top prize. But in reality which one gives you the best chance of winning the top prize. considering pick is just played in TN and powerball is a multi state game. Thanks in advance.

      The TN 5/39 game odds of winning is 1 in 575,757

      The PB 5/59 game odds of winning is 1 in 5,006,386

      Clearly your chances of winning are ten times better playing the 5/39 game.

      If you were to buy two tickets with 10 unique numbers the odds of having all five winning numbers among the ten for a three number win or better would be . . .

      TN 5/39 1 in 2,284

      PB 5/59 1 in 19,866

      You can determine this for yourself and try other quanities of numbers with the Odds Calculator on Lotto-Logix at

      http://www.lotto-logix.com/wheeling_odds_calculator.html

      BobP