Powerball vs Mega Millions
Powerball and Mega Millions are almost identical in prize structure and odds. The only reason we slightly favor Powerball is because of the higher starting jackpot. If Mega Millions raises their starting jackpot to match Powerball's then we would not favor one game over the other.
|Game Features*||Mega Millions||Powerball|
|Minimum Jackpot:||15 Million||40 Million|
|Match 5 of 5:||17,259,390||11,238,513|
|Match 4 of 5 + Bonus:||739,689 ($5K)||913,130 ($10K)|
|Match 4 of 5:||49,313 ($500)||35,121 ($100)|
|Match 3 of 5 + Bonus:||10,721 ($50)||14,495 ($100)|
* The odds shown are presumed accurate but not guaranteed. To view the offical odds for the lottery games listed, please visit official lottery web sites for the two games.