State lottery jackpots are getting closer to the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.Â Boston, MA, Saturday June 29, 2013:Â Fridayâ€™s $62 million Mega Millions jackpot and tonightâ€™s $50 million Powerball jackpot for the drawing Saturday, June 29 are huge prizes which any lottery player would love to hit.
Mega Millions and Powerball
If you are lucky enough to do that [just imagineâ€¦awesome!] then I would be the first to wish you well and hope you make the most of your good fortune. Just one question cash or annuity?
Once youâ€™ve decided what to do and then made a list of things to buy â€“ a new house, luxury vacation, and a sports car â€“ you might want to wake up and smell the coffee! The odds of you hitting either the Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot are greater than 1 in 175 million. Now I am not saying you should stop dreaming of hitting one of the huge $500 million plus jackpots, and they are definitely worth playing for, but just consider thisâ€¦
While The United States of America is the home of the greatest weekly lottery draws in the world it is also home to some of the best value for money games â€“ the State Lotteries.
Some of the United States biggest State Lotteries – such as California Superlotto Plus, Lotto Texas with Extra!, Florida Lotto with XTRA, New Jersey Pick 6, Illinois Lotto and New York Lotto – have been rolling over and over these past few weeks meaning the jackpots are getting bigger and bigger. Some are now starting to catch up with the multi-millions seen in Powerball and Mega Millions draws.
What makes them appealing to play is the better chance of hitting the jackpot. As previously reported on June 20 â€œLottery Jackpot Rollover Fever Sweeping Across United Statesâ€, lottery players have a better chance of hitting a state lottery jackpot than the Powerball or Mega Millions.
For tonightâ€™s drawings of the six state lotteries we have researched there is an average jackpot total of approximately $18,000,000 with odds of you hitting the big prize an average 1 in 32 million. Wow!
Itâ€™s as plain as day that these odds are better than the Powerball and Mega Millions and who would say no to hitting an 18 million dollar jackpot? Why not take a closer look at a state lottery draw and here are some key facts for the six lotteries researched for this story:
- California Superlotto Plus: $24 million jackpot â€“ 1 in 96 odds of winning a prize.
- Lotto Texas with Extra!: $11.5 million jackpot â€“ 1 in 75 odds of winning a prize.
- Florida Lotto with XTRA: $29 million jackpot â€“ 1 in 9 odds of winning a prize.
- New Jersey Pick 6: $9.7 million jackpot â€“ 1 in 57 odds of winning a prize.
- Illinois Lotto EXTRA SHOT: $5.75 million jackpot â€“ 1 in 32 odds of winning a prize.
- New York Lotto: $10.7 million jackpot â€“ 1 in 96 odds of winning a prize.
Just think about it, why not get more for your buck and as well as playing Mega Millions and tonightâ€™s Powerball donâ€™t overlook the state lotteries.
Updated October 28th, 2015