These slight differences in the pool sizes are what gives the two games different odds of winning. Below is a quick overview of how the two games compare in terms of prize payouts and their respective odds. Mega Millions. (overall odds 1 in 24) Powerball. (overall odds 1 in 25)
The odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 292 million. The Mega Million odds are slightly better -- only 1 in 259 million. "If you buy both tickets, you've doubled your odds of winning," said Ben ...
The odds of winning is roughly 1 in 259 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292 million for its cousin, Powerball. And the chances of winning both, for those of you thinking really big?
The Mega Millions odds are 1 in 302.6 million. That's more than 2,000 times less likely than being killed by a lightening strike or an earthquake. Related: Powerball jackpot grows to $550 million
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million, according to the lottery game, while Powerball's odds are one in 292.2 million for the top prize.
If you buy 1 of each ticket for a total of $3 dollars, then your odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1/258,890,850 and your odds of winning the Power Ball jackpot is 1/175,223,510. To get the odds of winning both with the purchase of a single ticket for each, we just multiply these two numbers:
The odds of winning a Powerball drawing are 1 in 292,201,338, and the odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 302,575,350. Here is a list of 10 things more likely to happen to you: 1 in 580 ...