In the fall of 2017 Lottery officials approved change to Mega Million that significantly lengthened the odds from one in 258.9 million to one in 302.6 million. They made similar changes to powerball in october 2015, worsening the odds from one in 175.2 million to one in 292.2 million.
The thought was that by making big stakes more uncommon. ticket income could develop a large number of weeks. making monster prizes that would stand out and pull in additional players who had developed nonchalant about $100 million or $200 million top awards.
In August 2021. Powerball likewise added a third week by week drawing. which empowered the big stake to turn over and develop significantly more rapidly as individuals had more opportunities to play. and lose. Super Millions has stayed with the two week by week drawings.
On account of those moves. nine of the main 10 biggest lottery prizes have been won beginning around 2017 Obviously. those super rich champs aren’t exactly essentially as well off as apparently. Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.