When it comes to big jackpot games in America, Powerball and Mega Millions rule the nation. No other lotteries even come close when it comes to the size of its jackpots. For people in the state of Oregon, the Powerball game has been offered for play for many years. Now, Oregon is introducing the Mega Millions game to its residents, with ticket sales beginning on March 28, 2010. That’s good news for lottery players in the state because, for the people that like to play the huge jackpot games, they will now be able to play an additional one.
Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week. Mega Millions draws on Tuesdays and Fridays every week. What this means is that lotto players in the state of Oregon will be able to have a chance at winning big money four times a week, instead of the two times a week that they have been accustomed to.
Here’s what you need to know about Mega Millions in Oregon: It costs $1 to play. To play, you need to choose five numbers between 1 and 56, plus an additional number between 1 and 46. To win the jackpot, you must match all of the numbers and the additional number. The odds of matching all of the numbers are 1-in-175,711,536. These are pretty good odds for a $1 game, aren’t they?
Of course, with any game of numbers, the more numbers you have to choose, the worse your odds. The odds of matching all of the numbers in the set of numbers you choose is 1-in-55,961,854, although, you could choose more than one. The extra number means that the odds of matching all of the numbers are 1-in-45,56.2, although, if you buy two tickets, your odds are 1-in-44,56.9.
The big winner in Data Sgp Powerball game was a woman named Charlotte Peters. In October of 2009, she won the Powerball game’s jackpot, worth an impressive $254,600, while playing the game’s original $1 game. Peters had purchased 12 tickets when her numbers were called during the draw. Later that same day, she received word that she had won the second prize, worth $59,000.
Lottery wins like this are common. They are also lucrative. The total amount of prize money spent by lottery players purchasing tickets in one particular drawing varies, but is generally in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range. Of course, Powerball tickets are sold differently, as each ticket has a specific image displayed on it, one of which is the Mega Millions logo. Smaller jackpot winners usually receive smaller checks, while the huge winners may get a lavish VIP treatment.
Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week. Mega Millions draws on every Tuesday and Friday each week.
The largest jackpot during the Powerball’s second week is valued at an impressive $365 million.
There are many more differences between the games, but those are the most common. Simply stated, Powerball is easier to win and those are paid jackpots. Mega Millions, on the other hand, has better odds and better chances of winning. Therefore, those are the draws you want to play.
Hitting the jackpot in Powerball is nearly impossible. You could, if you have a friend who sells the ticket very cheaply, be able to get five of the six numbers, but you would need to sell all of them to make a significant amount of money. (A five dollar ticket matched to a six dollar winner would be worth 45 dollars, or 10 dollars per dollar, whereas if you need to sell five tickets to match the six number, you would need to sell 36 dollars.) Of course, if you have a friend who will sell you the ticket for less, you could do it, but you then wouldn’t be increasing your odds of winning.
Smaller jackpot winners usually win smaller prizes. They might win something like $10,000, which is nothing to scoff at, but if you need to sell 36 tickets to match it, you’re going to need to sell a lot of tickets.
The larger jackpot winners are much harder to win. They often win smaller prizes and focus a lot of attention on buying as many tickets as they can. They also tend to be much more devoted to the game.
Of course, it could be that you simply need to be very lucky in picking six numbers to win the jackpot. Some people believe that there is a higher power at place that will bring them luck and trust me, there is no shortage of people who believe the exact same thing.