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Am I Better Off Buying 4 Mega Million Tickets at $4 than 2 Powerball Tickets at $4 assuming Grand

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Posted: May 27, 2016, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

Prizes are the same or Powerball is less? Assume they are all quick picks. Unless the Powerball Grand Prize is substantially larger am I better off always buying 4 Mega Million tickets instead of 2 Powerball tickets? Chump prizes under $100 are irrelevant to me.

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    Posted: May 27, 2016, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

    Prizes are the same or Powerball is less? Assume they are all quick picks. Unless the Powerball Grand Prize is substantially larger am I better off always buying 4 Mega Million tickets instead of 2 Powerball tickets? Chump prizes under $100 are irrelevant to me.

    Right now MM has the biggest jackpot. But..... if you don't consider a million dollars chump change, PB's second prize odds are better than MM's second prize odds.

    Also, if you play the powerplay/megaplier, then MM has the potential to have a second prize as high as 5 million. PB is "only" 2 million with the powerplay.

    Me???

    I just play one line on both with powerplay/megaplier.

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      Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

      Since both have astronomical odds- should you put $4.00 down for each and  end up winning either one, only then will you have your answer.Big Smile

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        Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

        I only buy buy Powerball when it gets over $200M and not always.  Too expensive.  Better off buying more MegaMillion chances to win with that money.

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          Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

          I only buy buy Powerball when it gets over $200M and not always.  Too expensive.  Better off buying more MegaMillion chances to win with that money.

          i buy 1 PB until it hits $200M, then 2 tickets until it hits $300M, 3 until it hits $400M, then 4 up to $500M & no more than 5 after that.

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            Posted: May 28, 2016, 7:57 am - IP Logged

            <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

            Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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              Posted: May 28, 2016, 8:57 am - IP Logged

              If I had $4 I would buy one mega millions ticket with megaplier and pocket the rest or one powerball ticket with powerplay and pocket the rest.  But since mega is up their right now I would buy one ticket with megaplier and save the $2 for friday's drawing of next week.-weshar75

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                Posted: May 28, 2016, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                You don't sound like you're too smart about what you're going to buy.  My advice is to check out what I've seen on this website as far as people picking up numbers and see what happens.  Unlike 90% of people out there who fight over machine I just wait and don't buy as much. 

                 

                 

                You're better off with mm.  However I have a feeling that they're going to raise the price as well.

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                  Posted: May 28, 2016, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                  They both have different odds.. I mainly focus on mega unless the powerball is up really high.. but the $2 dollars can be costly playing tickets so i dont favor powerball because both games are big jackpots anyway.. i'd take 4 mega millions tickets every draw sometimes 3

                  Simplify..

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                    Posted: May 29, 2016, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                    With a budget of $4 per draw, I would buy one Powerball and two Mega.

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