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Powerball and Mega Millions differences explained

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Powerball has been huge in the news lately due to the streak of drawings resulting in no jackpot winners, causing it to rise every time.

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This is specific to the Powerball game, but there are other major lottery games as well.

One of these is Mega Millions, which can often be confused with Powerball because it’s very similar.

About the lottery system

According to My Twin Tiers, the lottery is played in 45 of the 50 states and in many territories as well. There are a lot of different games to keep track of.

Many states offer their own lottery games within their lottery system, but many games are offered throughout the entire country.

California has seven of their own regular drawing games like Powerball in addition to scratch off tickets.

However, for those who aren’t as into gambling so they may not know as much, there are two major U.S. lotteries that people love to play thanks to the massive jackpots they seem to generate.

These are Powerball and Mega Millions.

Powerball explained

Powerball is available to play in 45 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Drawings for the Powerball happen every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m.

Tickets for the next drawing are available until 10 p.m. the night of the drawing and cost $2 to play.

The drawing happens at a Florida Lottery studio located in Tallahassee, Florida.

To win the jackpot you need to match all 5 of the white balls and the powerball. If you only match the 5 white balls, you can still see a major payout.

Mega Millions explained

Mega Millions is offered in 45 states as well as Washington D.C., Puertp Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

California was the 12th jurisdiction to offer residents the Mega Millions game in 2005.

Drawings for this game happen every Tuesday and Friday at 10:59 p.m.

Tickets are $2 to play and can be bought by 10:45 p.m. for the next drawing.

When it comes to the highest winning jackpots in history, six are from Powerball and the other four of the top ten are from Mega Millions.

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