Friday April 26, 2013, Boston, MA – the Powerball jackpot has rolled over again to $140 Million and in the process striking a huge blow in the battle of the massive multi-million dollar and multi-state lottery jackpots – how will the Mega Millions respond?
Over the years American’s have been witness to some great heavy weight bouts; Rumble in The Jungle, Thriller in Manila and now we are about to see the lottery equivalent with the Powerball vs. Mega Millions, ding-ding seconds out round one!
Mega Millions, the heavy hitting defending champ
Mega Millions, in my view is the defending [but arguably ageing?] champion. It currently holds the record for the biggest weekly lottery jackpot prize of $656 Million â€“ hit by three winning tickets on March 30, 2012. In addition to this impressive record there have been many multi-million dollar prize winners dating back to the first one to break through 100 million on August 27, 2002 when a group of 11 co-workers from New York City, NY hit $108 Million. Mega Millions is a worthy lottery champion with an impressive record that is soon to be improved with the introduction of Florida on May 15, 2013. Watch out Powerball, it’s not over until the last round.
Powerball, the consistent challenger to the title
Powerball – despite a smaller, but still massive record jackpot of $587.5 Million hit by 2 winning tickets on November 28, 2012 – does have consistently bigger and quicker to reach jackpots. Jackpots have regularly topped $100 Million, in fact they have frequently surpassed the $200 and $300m barriers – in 2012 alone there have been SIX jackpots over $100m and in addition the first 4 months of this year, 2013, have produced two more huge jackpots of $217.2 and $338.3 Million! Compared to the Mega Millions four jackpots totalling $175m between! Combined with the recent addition of California to play Powerball it’s only likely to get bigger and better than Mega Millions! TKO to Powerball!
Lets have a look at a Head To Head record, you decide which is best and which one to play or why not play both…
|Head To Head
|Jackpots over $100m (2012)
||1 in 175,223,510
||1 in 175,711,536
|Second tier prizes
What ever game you prefer or think is best, one thing is guaranteed that with huge jackpots at stake the lottery players of America will be the real winners – God Bless America!
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Updated August 2nd, 2017